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Q & A With 350Chicago: How They’re Starting A Divestment Movement in Chicago

This past fall (2014), Larry Coble,  Melissa Brice, and a number of Chicagoans began rallying together to bring their dream of a Divest Chicago movement to life.  We took a moment to ask them three questions about how they are starting a divestment movement from the ground up and they offered some quick tips and advice.For anyone wondering how to join... (More...)

Energy East = Climate Change

This blog was written by members of Stop Energy East Halifax NDP MP and environment critic Megan Leslie recently sent postcards to all her constituents asking them to support the NDP’s  Climate Change Accountability Act. Today, just after NDP leader Tom Mulcair boasted his continued support for a ‘west-to-east pipeline’, a dozen organizers from Stop Energy... (More...)
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Oxford Diocese goes fossil free and challenges Church of England to divest

Today, Oxford Diocese called on the Church of England to divest from fossil fuel companies and pledged to examine its own investments. Oxford Diocesan Synod has passed a resolution urging the Church of England’s National Investing Bodies to divest from fossil fuel companies. The resolution was passed with a majority of 52 in favour, with... (More...)

Oxford Diocese goes fossil free and challenges Church of England to divest

Today, Oxford became the first Church of England diocese to pledge to go fossil free and passed a resolution calling on the Church of England to follow their example. Speaking just after the resolution was passed, Revd Darrell Hannah said: “I’m overjoyed. We had a good debate with good points on both sides. People recognise... (More...)

Two Senators who should NOT be voting for Keystone XL:

Friends, Wednesday morning, as news of President Obama’s new climate goals spread, a new poll was released showing Keystone XL is less popular than ever — particularly with the President’s own party. But by that afternoon, the most oil-soaked Senators in Congress were on the floor pushing for a vote to force approval of Keystone... (More...)
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President Obama’s Strong Words on Keystone XL

The strategy by some oil-soaked Senators to try and approve the Keystone XL pipeline is already backfiring. The last time Congress tried to force the President’s hand on KXL, he sent the project back the drawing board because of concerns over the route in Nebraska. This morning, the President had these strong words for pipeline... (More...)

Fossil Free Stanford Takes on Oil and Gas at Investment Panel Meeting

Post written by the Students of Fossil Free Stanford. Stanford students aren’t backing down. Since our big victory in successfully petitioning the university to divest from coal last spring, Fossil Free Stanford has continued to pressure the administration to withdraw its investments from oil and natural gas. Now returning to action in the new academic... (More...)

Heads in the sand at Bondi – our message to Tony Abbott on his climate change policies!

It’s pretty clear that on climate change, Tony Abbott’s head is well and truly buried in the sand. To appropriately salute the sheer mindlessness of Australia’s Prime Minister as world leaders gather for the G20 in Brisbane, hundreds of people did something extraordinary today. Absurd? Inconceivable? A bit crazy? Yes, but that’s exactly what Tony... (More...)
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