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A Fresh Boost of Energy for Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns on US Campuses

Written by Daniel Adel and cross posted from Earth Island Journal At the 2014 Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence, students renewed their pledge to dig deep, link up, and take action Last Thursday, anti-apartheid icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu came out with an article calling for an “apartheid-style boycott to save the planet.” Tutu says... (More...)

IPCC: Divest from fossil fuels for a safe climate

“It does not cost the world to save the planet” — Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the IPCC Working Group III  The Working Group III contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report released yesterday provides a comprehensive assessment of all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse... (More...)
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Pitzer College Divests From Fossil Fuels: Students Reflect On Our Victory And What Comes Next

Cross posted from Claremont Colleges Divestment Campaign University Press Release: The Claremont Colleges Divestment Campaign is proud to announce that the Pitzer College Board of Trustees has committed to fossil fuel divestment as part of a holistic climate action model. In addition to divestment, the plan establishes an Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) investment... (More...)

Another big research paper showing divestment is a good idea

As many of you know, Aperio Group (an investment management and research firm) published a report back in 2012 titled Do the Investment Math: Building a Carbon-Free Portfolio. That report has been a foundational piece of the financial side of the divestment discourse; as it was one of the first to show, clearly and diligently,... (More...)

We delivered their ask for 1000 signatures

In October 2013, students from various institutions came together to campaign against our university’s investments. We wanted to have a democratic say in the way our university acts and functions, and we wanted to question the politics made by fossil fuel companies all over the world. We started our campaign with a petition. We wrote... (More...)

A New Beginning: Getting a ‘NO’

Campaigns in the US Fossil Fuel Divestment movement have been working hard for almost two years now. Through building power on campus and negotiating with administrators, campaigns have built strong foundations – even when told ‘no’ on divestment. Does getting a ‘no’ on your campaign mean that your campaign is over? No. It means we are... (More...)

Calling on Wash. U. to cut ties with Peabody Energy

Student activism looks very different in 2014 than it did just 5 years ago, when I began organizing as a student at Washington University in St. Louis. Students are less trustful of their colleges’ authority, and are more willing to take bold action to counter it. When a few friends and I dropped 5 banners... (More...)

World’s biggest investment fund doubles investments in renewables

The Norwegian government announced today a mandate for the country’s sovereign wealth fund to nearly double its investments in renewable energy amounting to $5-8.3 billion. That’s great news! In the words of co-founder Bill McKibben: “Even those nations that made their fortune on oil are starting to see it’s not the future – the... (More...)

7 Reasons to Sell Your Coal, Oil and Gas Stocks [Infographic]

Click to enlarge Most people think that coal, oil and gas stocks issued by companies like Shell, Exxon, Chevron, Arch Coal and others are reliable investments.  In the past five years, however, a number of trends are challenging that conventional wisdom. Well-known and reputable financial firms in the U.S. and abroad have published reports highlighting... (More...)

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The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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