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Green Mountain College divests from fossil fuels

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POULTNEY, Vt. -

Green Mountain College is divesting its $3 million endowment from fossil fuels.

The Poultney school is the fifth college in the nation and the second in Vermont to commit to divestment as part of a nationwide campaign.

GMC trustees voted last week to immediately divest from fossil fuels and establish a process for aligning future investments with social, environmental and governance goals. The 200 fossil fuel companies involved represent 1 percent of the college's endowment.

There are also divestment campaigns at Goddard, St. Michael's, Johnson State, Middlebury and UVM.

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