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