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US Divestment Movement Takes Nonviolent Direct Action

By Miles Goodrich and Allyson Gross, Bowdoin College and the Divestment Student Network On April 18, 2001, students from Harvard’s Living Wage Campaign marched into their school’s main administrative building and refused to leave.  After 21 days of teach-ins, camp-outs, pickets, vigils, confrontations with the police, and intensive media coverage, the occupation came to a (More...)

Oslo divests from coal – – the first capital city to do so

Just a few short weeks after 1000 people hit the streets of Oslo demanding divestment from fossil fuels on Global Divestment Day, we’re hearing reports that the City of Oslo has responded by divesting from coal. Oslo is divesting US$7 million from its pension fund investments in coal.  This places Oslo as the first capital (More...)

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Global Divestment Day Maldives 2015

This guest post was written by Ecocare Maldives and cross-posted from their website.                         “Divest or Drown!” read one of the orange papers hanging on the ‘divestment thought strings’, at our event. Friday, 13th February 2015. On Friday February the 13th, 2015, at 21:00 (More...)

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Bigger reserves, bigger companies, bigger need to divest!

In participation with Global Divestment Day, Fossil Free Indexes LLC just released an updated Carbon Underground list for the divestment movement to take forward. It’s now posted on gofossilfree.org/top-200/ This is a list of the top 100 coal companies and the top 100 oil and gas companies by size of reserves converted to CO2 equivalent. (More...)

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Why I #Divest

Ahead of Global Divestment Day we asked people from across the fossil free divestment network which institution they wanted to divest and why. Here are just a few of the responses. Share why you divest – Take a photo of yourself holding a divestment message and share it on social media using:  Why I #Divest     (More...)

It’s tomorrow!

The first ever Global Divestment Day kicks off tomorrow and runs through til Saturday 14 February.   And it seems you’ve already put the fossil fuel industry on the backfoot before we even get started! Earlier this week we got word that a Big Oil PR company released a, frankly, hilarious cartoon as an attack (More...)

This is what the fossil fuel industry thinks about you:

A fossil fuel industry PR group just released this cartoon video as an attack on Global Divestment Day: This video was put out by the Environmental Policy Alliance, a front group for Big Oil that pushes out specious and inaccurate opposition research on individuals and organizations who fight climate change. The group is led by Rick Berman, (More...)

Best Fossil Fuel Break Up Lines

As we’ve been learning, breaking up with fossil fuels isn’t as hard as Big Oil wants us to think. To help you get out of the relationships you don’t want anymore – we came up with 7 of the best fossil fuel break up lines to help you this Global Divestment Day. Enjoy! #fossilfuelbreakuplines (Share (More...)