In the spring of 2015, students turned up the heat on fossil fuel. divestment.

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“Everywhere you look, divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies are sweeping across campuses.”

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 impossible air in frontline communities. They asked their universities: Whose side are you on?

Want to dive in a bit deeper and learn more about how students turned up the heat? Check out the recording of our celebratory web workshop below.

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By the numbers

50,000,000,000 Estimated amount divested from fossil fuels at the end of 2014
10,000 Students engaged in divestment campaigns
230 Institutions committed to divest
2,610,000 Total social media impressions related to spring escalation
500+ College and university divestment campaigns
12 Campuses that took nonviolent direct action

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