On November 26 at 11:00 AM PST (1:00 PM CST / 2:00 PM EST), Bill McKibben from 350.org and Billy Parish form Mosaic will be talking about the transition from a fossil fueled economy to the sustainable economy of the future. The Google Hangout will be moderated by Green for All’s Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins.
You can join the Hangout by following this link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0kkngjk7fq2livm5qi33ne7j0g.
Reinvest Vanderbilt in The Tennessean
Reinvest Vanderbilt Co-Chair Sommers Kline and SPEAR’s Vice President of Recycling Patrick Burton have a great letter in The Tennessean calling on the Board of Trust to take up reinvestment at their November 2013 meeting. “We are asking the Board of Trust to make a formal pledge to strive for a socially responsible endowment, including a promise to no longer invest directly in fossil-fuel stocks. If there are currently no direct investments of the Vanderbilt endowment in fossil-fuel stocks, the pledge would be largely preventive for future investments. If there are direct investments in fossil-fuel stocks, it probably would be an insignificant portion of the endowment.”
Thanks SPEAR for the awesome Reinvest Vanderbilt banner on the Rand Wall
Divest for success
SPEAR’s VP of Publicity Zach Elliott writes in Inside Vandy that reinvestment will help Vanderbilt “redefine our legacy as a campus with a conscience.”