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Where is Divestment at the People’s Climate March?

Most of us have never met in person. For months, we’ve seen each other’s names on emails and petitions; we’ve made plans and spoken on the phone. But this weekend, all of that changes. Right now, on this Saturday morning, you might be reading this post from one of the 500 buses driving from Minnesota, (More...)

Historic commitment from Oxford City Council!

Great news – Oxford City Council has passed the first UK council motion in favour of Fossil Fuel divestment! At a meeting of the full Council on July 14, 2014, a motion proposed by Green Party Councillor Craig Simmons was passed, committing the council to make no direct investments in the fossil fuel industry for (More...)

Why Students Plan To #FloodWallStreet for Divestment

On September 22nd, I’m skipping school. At 12:00pm on any normal Monday, I’d be sitting in “The History of Energy” at my small liberal arts school in midcoast Maine, learning about the fossil fuel extraction that got us here and where we’re headed next. The day after the People’s Climate March, however, I’m trading the (More...)

10 reasons to join us in 2 weeks

Here are all the reasons to register for a People’s Climate Mobilisation event near you (and not later): 1. Signing up now could mean two people later. When you sign up, it makes it that much easier for your neighbour and friend to join you. And once they join, they’ll need time to convince their neighbour and (More...)

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance Assesses Divestment and Finds Net Gain

On August 25, 2014, Bloomberg New Energy Finance released a white paper acknowledging and analyzing fossil fuel divestment in the world of finance. Fossil Free Campaigner Jay Carmona and Cat Jaffee Digital Divestment Campaigner share their thoughts regarding the white paper and what it means for the Fossil Free divestment movement. From Jay Carmona, Fossil Free (More...)

Churches at the Frontline of Climate Action

Johannes Kapelle has been playing the organ in the Protestant church of Proschim since he was 14. The 78-year-old is actively involved in his community, produces his own solar power and has raised three children with his wife on their farm in Proschim, a small village of 360 inhabitants in Lusatia, Germany. Now the church, (More...)

Students lock-on at Swansea University fracking research campus

Swansea University Bay Campus shut down by residents and students campaigning against fracking research. Today at 6am, as part of the Reclaim the Power camp, concerned residents from Swansea, students and graduates, dressed as mad scientists, shut down construction of Swansea University’s Bay Campus. There are two protestors locked on, one up a tripod and (More...)

People’s Climate Mobilisation: A Global Invitation

To change everything, we need everyone. This September, world leaders are coming to New York City to talk about how to address the climate crisis. This is a crucial moment; we’re at a crossroads. We can and must change course by building a new economy through efforts to reconceive corporations and redefine economic progress. We (More...)

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