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College Rally Focuses On Fossil Fuels - Brevard NC


Brevard College President David Joyce talks to students Friday during a rally designed to encourage the school to divest its funds from fossil fuels. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)

Last Friday, more than 50 students attended a rally at Brevard College urging school administrators to divest its endowment of all fossil fuels in a greater effort to protect the global environment.

The rally was part of Global Divestment Day, an annual event held Feb. 13-14, that encourages individuals, governments and institutions to divest of all funds received from fossil fuels companies.

Global Divestment Day is part of a larger movement started by, an international environmental founded in 2007 by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben. McKibben's book, "The End of Natu...

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