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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...)

Christian theologians consider: “Is it ethical to invest in fossil fuels?”

In a new Bright Now paper, Christian theologians, scientists and environmentalists consider the question ‘Is it ethical to invest in fossil fuels?’, arguing that the Church must transition away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy as a matter of life and faith. As the international fossil fuel divestment movement grows, Churches around the world (More...)

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Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels is Easy to Do

Today, a Big Oil PR group released this cartoon video as an attack against Global Divestment Day. The Environmental Policy Alliance is 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, who was taped by (More...)

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Norway’s divestment is great news. But this is the last moment to be complacent.

Today’s news that the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth (oil)  Fund has divested from a total of 22 companies, potentially totaling billions of dollars in assets, is a huge win for the rapidly growing divestment campaign and should be celebrated. In fact, in terms of amount of money it is likely the biggest divestment decision to date, (More...)

Deutsche Bank catches up with the Divestment Movement (in a rhetorical sense)  

  The Deutsche Bank Research House produces an analysis of the market in magazine form, called Konzept. In their latest issue, dated January 19th, Deutsche Bank published an article titled, “Peak Carbon before Peak Oil.” The article is part Do The Math regurgitation (big bank flavored), part dismal, apocalyptic, forecasting for the fossil fuel industry. (More...)

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6 Continents and 1 Incredible Weekend

During our web workshop this week (which if you missed, you can watch here) we had an around the world tour from divestment organizers. I think it’s fair to say we all walked away feeling really excited for Global Divestment Day and all the creative, strategic, and powerful actions coming up. Here is a round-up (More...)

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