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Final action-packed weekend of Global Divestment Mobilisation

For the 9th consecutive day, people all over the world are coming together today to take action and demand fossil fuel divestment from their banks, cities, museums, pension fund, universities and other institutions. Asia kicks off the weekend: In Tokyo, Japan, campaigners organised the Earth Choice Festa : Our Choices and Climate Change.  Using art, (More...)

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The Global Divestment Mobilisation is LIVE

After months of preparation, the Global Divestment Mobilisation launches today.  From 5-13 May, thousands of people worldwide are intensifying their demands for institutions to divest from the companies most responsible for causing climate change. Regressive politics is on the rise and rumours are circulating again that Trump is about to pull the US out of (More...)

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Two UK university divestment wins in two days

Well done to students and Fossil Free campaigners at both the University of Bristol and King’s College London. In both cases it took 3 years of creative, public campaigning, engagement with university staff and escalation to succeed. Now the hard work begins! (More...)

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In the space of just 10 weeks…

The divestment movement has been gathering pace and building momentum ahead of the climate summit in Paris, where we announced today that more than 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment. On 21st September, we were at 400 institutions representing $2.6 trillion under management. In the past (More...)

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Nurses and the fight for climate justice

This guest blog post was written by Alexandra Griffin, a participant in the 2015 Fossil Free Fellowship. “What’s a nurses’ union doing working on environmental justice issues?” is a question I’ve received often when people ask about my work this summer at National Nurses United (NNU) with 350.org’s Fossil Free Fellowship. There’s a widespread perception that (More...)

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These Divest UMW activists sat in for 21 days and got arrested — now they’ve been found not guilty

This blog post was written by Rabib Hasan, a student organizer and leader from Divest UMW On April 15, two students and one local activist were arrested by the order of the University of Mary Washington’s Vice President and administration. They were just three of over 150 students, faculty, alumni and community members who participated (More...)

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Adler University divests from fossil fuels

This guest blog post was written by Adler University President, Raymond E. Crossman This spring, Adler University divested fossil fuels from its investment portfolio. Our impetus to divest did not come from student protests as it did on many other campuses. Instead, we recognized an opportunity to further align our University’s actions with our mission and (More...)

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VIDEO: Young People > Fossil Fuels

This spring, we’ve seen incredible momentum in students launching a wave of escalated action, urging universities to divest from the companies driving the climate crisis and reinvest in just solutions. They drew a line between the fossil fuel industry and the fossil fuel resistance — led by young people, indigenous people, and people breathing the (More...)

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