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A call to action: Youth rising to reject Trump’s denialism and hate

This post was written by Aru Shiney-Ajay, an 18-year-old first year at Swarthmore College. Aru has been organizing with the campus divestment campaign Swarthmore Mountain Justice for her first semester at school. Just over year has passed since the Paris Accords, the year that has been the hottest on record. But it has also been a (More...)

Between Now and Trump, We Must #DefundDAPL

On December 4th, the Obama Administration announced that it will not grant Energy Transfer Partners the final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri River, and called for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project. This milestone is a testament to the amazing movement that indigenous leadership and the camps (More...)

What does the $5 trillion divestment movement mean for students? Hope.

This post was written by Sam Weinstein, a 19-year-old second year at UC Santa Cruz studying economics and sustainability studies. Sam has organized with Fossil Free UC since October 2015. As a liberal, living in a liberal place, the past month has been a test of diplomacy. And as for most liberals living in this liberal (More...)

16 more universities join the divestment movement!

We have some uplifting news — today student network People & Planet revealed through its University League that 16 more universities have made divestment commitments, bringing the total to 43 – a quarter of all UK unis! This is a huge moment — university commitments have more than doubled this year. It’s a  remarkable achievement and (More...)

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