Can Higher Education Lead the Way in Fossil Fuel Divestment?
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- Oct 6, 2020 9:28 pm GMTOct 6, 2020 9:19 pm GMT
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When it comes to investing in a sustainable future, divesting in fossil fuels is a commonly called-for solution. This method consists of retracting funding and investments from fossil fuel companies as a show of solidarity against the use of fossil fuels. Alternative energy sources are here. Instituting them will be key to a sustainable future.
However, the prevalence of fossil fuels makes for a formidable challenge. Widespread use and economic issues with integrating alternatives give some investors pause. Yet in one unlikely industry, fossil fuel divestment could lead the way to proven results.
Fossil fuel divestment is changing higher education. For educational institutions, switching to alternative energy and removing stakes in fossil fuel companies means teaching students what a culture of sustainability looks like while paving the way for future generations.