climate change

Staff Editorial: Enough excuses, it’s time for action: Divest from fossil fuels

Our school’s choices of how it invests its money matters not just to the students, staff, faculty and communities with which the university interacts on a daily basis, but to the world as well.

A call for air conditioning autonomy

As compared to a higher set temperature, the current situation is costlier to the University, releases more greenhouse gas emissions and isn’t even better for students. In short, we are paying more money and increasing our contribution to climate change in order to be uncomfortable.

Diva Harsoor | Contributing Writer

WU environmental organizations encourage student participation in Climate Strike

Campus environmental organizations are calling on their fellow students to skip classes to participate in the Global Climate Strike on Friday.

| Senior Editor

SU swears in freshman Senators, reveals Green Energy Report

Student Union swore in freshman Senators and shared an update on their Green Energy Report relating to waste emissions and energy sustainability at Washington University Sept. 17.

Vincent Chow | Contributing Reporter

Staff editorial: On the choice of Michael Bloomberg as the 2019 commencement speaker

Despite the middle ground that Bloomberg represents, it is the hope of the Editorial Board that Bloomberg will call for change within the University and the greater world as he addresses the future, his target topic and the importance of combating climate change.

Fossil Free WashU shares board member’s response to divestment request

Washington University board member Harry Seigle supported fossil fuels and denied “the effects of anthropogenic climate change” in a response letter sent to Fossil Free WashU, the group shared on Facebook last week.

| Senior News Editor

‘Let’s solve this’: WU students discuss Green New Deal

Students, faculty and St. Louis residents discussed and debated the future of American politics, the United States and the planet in the basement of Simon Hall on a Wednesday evening.

Pranaya Pahwa | Contributing Writer

Op-ed: Forget petition, demand real change

Wash. U., I am writing to tell you to suck it up. Californians, go buy a coat. Missourians, go buy a thicker coat. Alaskans, settle in, because it’s about to get very familiar.

Emily Jayne | Class of 2020

Op-ed: Washington University is not a climate leader, yet

While committed to operational sustainability and fostering city-wide progress towards a low-carbon future, Wash. U. cannot become a genuine climate leader until it divests from fossil fuels, ceases its close relationship with the coal industry and commits to greater reliance on renewable energy to power our campus.

Hannah Schanzer, Emma Waltman, Dugan Marieb and Allie Lindstorm | Members of the Student Environmental Council

WU joins University Climate Change Coalition

Washington University is joining the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), a network of 17 North American universities with a shared mission to combat climate change.

Curran Neenan | Contributing Reporter

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