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Divestment Organizing at Carleton College

The Carleton College divestment movement is on fire! Northfield, MN – Carleton is a liberal arts college of 2,000 students in southern Minnesota.  Its progressive student body has long been active in environmental and social justice is sues.  Students, led by the “Climate Justice Coalition,” and faculty and alumni of “Divest Carleton” have been organizing (More...)

Tune in with Naomi Klein – 28 Jan

Climate change isn’t about carbon, it’s about capitalism.  That’s what author Naomi Klein argues in her powerful new book This Changes Everything . Just two week before Global Divestment Day, join Naomi Klein in conversation with 350.org’s Executive Director May Boeve for a global web workshop on 28 January to find out more. Register now (More...)

Chalmers is first Swedish University to divest

Brilliant news, just in. The first Swedish university has announced it is divesting from coal, oil and gas! Chalmers University of Technology has long been a university showing leadership on sustainability – and now they’re selling assets in fossil fuels worth almost 5 million SEK. The Swedish divestment movement is gaining momentum rapidly and making (More...)

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The Great Deflation

Some thoughts and updates on the financial situation as it relates to the Carbon Bubble, and what it means for the divestment movement and divestment campaigns. Not all bubbles pop in the same way – that is, not all bubbles are created equal. We may not see a steep and dramatic drop in the stock (More...)

BP will never go ‘Beyond Petroleum’ admits Porritt

Jonathon Porritt, one of the UK’s most respected environmental leaders, has publicly announced the end of  decade long corporate partnerships between his Forum for the Future institute and both Shell and BP.    He believes it is impossible for today’s oil and gas majors to adapt in “a timely and intelligent way to the imperative of (More...)

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People of the Philippines urge Pope Francis to light path towards Fossil Free future

It’s true that none of prophets used Facebook but that doesn’t mean that people of faith shouldn’t. When it comes to international development and relief-related spending, faith-based aid groups are among the largest and most far reaching. Some Christian development and missionary groups are reaching people like no other groups can, due to historical networks, (More...)

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2015 – the fossil fuel endgame begins

This article was originally published on The Ecologist. 2014 was the hottest year on record. It was also the year, the industry that’s driving the warming came under unprecedented fire. As temperatures rise, so does the climate movement! At the climate talks in Lima in December, politicians were for the first time talking about a (More...)

What Are Your Predictions for Divestment in 2015? Here Are A Few of Ours…

What a year it has been. If you had asked us if we would have seen divestment rising to this degree, a movement with legs running all over the People’s Climate March, COP talks in Lima, and the fossil fuel industry’s defensive rhetoric, I don’t know if we could have guessed that these events would (More...)

We must be on the right track

Another year draws to a close and I’m reminded of the words of Mahatma Gandhi when I think of the progress our fossil fuel divestment movement has achieved in 2014. It’s true, many investors and fossil fuel industry insiders do continue to laugh at or ignore the “existential threat” we pose to them, as former (More...)

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This is What An Invitation Looks Like

By Miles Goodrich   This is an invitation. Five years ago, I was a high school junior sequestered away from global politics and carbon anxiety on Maine’s ragged coastline.  News from the Copenhagen Climate Summit, however, navigated its way through jutting peninsulas and shoddy internet to my farm-school in Wiscasset.  Normally tasked with scrubbing toilets or (More...)

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