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Why fossil fuel stock prices are doomed

Numerous fossil fuel divestment campaigners have pointed to the stock markets lately to tell trustees that they are losing significant funds by not divesting. It’s true; fossil fuel stocks have lost 30 cents on the dollar in the last 21 months alone.* That translates to big money when looking at large institutional investor portfolios like (More...)


VIDEO: 1,000 millennials take the streets for justice

Friends, We’ve got the chills. On Monday, young people showed that they’re building the kind of cross-movement alliances that we need to change what’s politically possible in this country. This movement of movements is broad, diverse, and powerful! In an epic demonstration of unity, 1,000 young people took the streets of Washington, D.C. for justice (More...)

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Uppsala divests, throws down the gauntlet to other cities

Uppsala just became the largest city in Sweden so far to commit to divest itself from fossil fuels, after the city council voted to ban investments in coal, oil and gas.  The move is designed to bring the city’s financial policies in line with its policies to reduce carbon emissions. Following in the footsteps of Örebro, Sweden’s fourth largest (More...)

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Why I’m marching on November 9th

This blog post was written by Sophia Zaia, a student organizer with Swarthmore Mountain Justice, on why she’s joining the Our Generation, Our Choice mobilization. When I learned about climate change for the first time in middle school I was stunned; stunned that I hadn’t found out before, that this wasn’t something my parents talked (More...)

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It’s time to step into history. The plan for November 9:

Friends, Today, we’re thrilled to share something huge: this November, young people will step into the streets of Washington, D.C. to call out the crisis of political leadership that so profoundly threatens the next generation. While climate change ravages our country and weaponized police patrol the streets of criminalized black, brown, and poor communities, our (More...)

Get with the times, divest

By Emily Gayfer, RMIT student This week the Times Higher Education (THE) World Academic Summit has drawn hundreds of leading academics and professionals from across the global higher education sector to the University of Melbourne, Australia. There are currently over 400 divestment campaigns at campuses worldwide. 40 educational institutions have already chosen to move their (More...)

Responding to Oil Funded Anti-divestment Reports

Once again, the oil industry is doing its best to spin the data and hide the whole picture to further its agenda. This time, they are working to build the case that investors will lose money if they divest from fossil fuels. Spoiler alert: we think this is disingenuous, to say the least. In August, (More...)

Young people of faith at 82 colleges and universities call on Pope Francis to divest the Vatican

The following letter was written collaboratively by students forming a Jesuit network for fossil fuel divestment. Most Holy Father, We write to you as young people, as constituents of Jesuit institutions, other Catholic, Christian, and religious institutions, and non-religious institutions as people of goodwill, on behalf of an entire generation. We are standing on the precipice (More...)

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