Do the Math – The Movie

I went to a great event last night:  the premiere of “Do the Math.”  It’s a powerful short (45-minute) documentary about what the indomitable Bill McKibben and have set in motion with their stunning and timely movement to get universities and others to divest from the fossil fuel industry.  I wrote about what I called McKibben’s Manifesto, a blockbuster piece in Rolling Stone last summer and a call to arms.  I subsequently wrote about the first stirrings of the divestment movement.  Well, the movement has grown exponentially in only a few months:  as of today, there are initiatives at 302 colleges and universities, in 74 cities and states, and beyond.  Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, for one, has already set the wheels in motion in his city.  See what Fossil Free is doing and how you can get on board. Continue reading

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