On the Climate Crisis: Urgency Isn’t Enough

By NEBHE Staff and Tom Jorling

In May, NEJHE posted A Modest Proposal to Save the Planet, in which a lawyer, an environmentalist and a college success expert called on nonprofit organizations with endowments over $1 billion to invest 10% of their endowments in corporations whose primary business activity is building and operating alternative energy systems based upon the endless supply of the sun’s energy and the wind. They contended in NEJHE that a 10% investment from 100 institutions with endowments greater than $1 billion would produce at least $10 billion.

One of those authors, Tom Jorling has written a new piece for the newsletter of the law firm Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, that highlights the importance of acting now to address the impending global threats. Jorling is former CEO of the ecosystem nonprofit NEON Inc., former VP for Environmental Affairs at International Paper Co., former commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and former professor and director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College. To read his latest piece, click here.


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