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University of Maine System Divests from Coal; Announces Full Divestment of UMPI Foundation

For Immediate Release Contact: Meaghan LaSala, Divest UMaine, meaghan.lasala@maine.edu, 973-862-7105 Iris SanGiovanni, Divest UMaine iris.sangiovanni@maine.edu, 207-233-0886   Bangor, ME:  On Monday afternoon the University of Maine System Board of Trustees unanimously approved a measure to divest all direct holdings from coal companies. The historic vote followed a two-year campaign led by students at the University... (More...)
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Tune in with Naomi Klein – 28 Jan

Climate change isn’t about carbon, it’s about capitalism.  That’s what author Naomi Klein argues in her powerful new book This Changes Everything . Just two week before Global Divestment Day, join Naomi Klein in conversation with 350.org’s Executive Director May Boeve for a global web workshop on 28 January to find out more. Register now... (More...)
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Chalmers is first Swedish University to divest

Brilliant news, just in. The first Swedish university has announced it is divesting from coal, oil and gas! Chalmers University of Technology has long been a university showing leadership on sustainability – and now they’re selling assets in fossil fuels worth almost 5 million SEK. The Swedish divestment movement is gaining momentum rapidly and making... (More...)
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The Great Deflation

Some thoughts and updates on the financial situation as it relates to the Carbon Bubble, and what it means for the divestment movement and divestment campaigns. Not all bubbles pop in the same way – that is, not all bubbles are created equal. We may not see a steep and dramatic drop in the stock... (More...)
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BP will never go ‘Beyond Petroleum’ admits Porritt

Jonathon Porritt, one of the UK’s most respected environmental leaders, has publicly announced the end of  decade long corporate partnerships between his Forum for the Future institute and both Shell and BP.    He believes it is impossible for today’s oil and gas majors to adapt in “a timely and intelligent way to the imperative of... (More...)
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Pope Francis Urged to Divest from Fossil Fuels During Visit to the Philippines

As Pope Francis starts his visit to the Philippines this week, environmentalists and Filipino organizations are upping their calls for the Pope to divest the Vatican from fossil fuels. You can join their call to action by clicking here. “We look to Pope Francis to break the political impasse preventing real action on climate change.... (More...)
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People of the Philippines urge Pope Francis to light path towards Fossil Free future

It’s true that none of prophets used Facebook but that doesn’t mean that people of faith shouldn’t. When it comes to international development and relief-related spending, faith-based aid groups are among the largest and most far reaching. Some Christian development and missionary groups are reaching people like no other groups can, due to historical networks,... (More...)
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2015 – the fossil fuel endgame begins

This article was originally published on The Ecologist. 2014 was the hottest year on record. It was also the year, the industry that’s driving the warming came under unprecedented fire. As temperatures rise, so does the climate movement! At the climate talks in Lima in December, politicians were for the first time talking about a... (More...)
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Global Divestment Day

Together, we will show that we are a truly global and growing force to be reckoned with. As the fossil fuel industry throws more money at fossil fuel expansion, we will turn up the volume of our divestment movement. And we won’t stop until we win.

Join us for Global Divestment Day on February 13 and 14 and together, let’s make fossil fuels history.

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Divest the Vatican

With the ear of 1.2 billion Catholics and the respect of Christians and non-Christians alike, Pope Francis is uniquely positioned to add both his voice and the unique moral power of his office to the divestment movement. The tide is turning. Now it’s time to divest the Vatican.

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Société Genérale: kick your coal habit

With  banks publicly stating they will reduce their investments in coal, it is now time for private banks such as Société Générale to make this pledge as well.

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Ban Divestment? No way.

Coal companies in Australia are pushing the government to make our fossil fuel divestment campaign illegal. We need your help to push back!

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Fossil Free

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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