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First College in the Pacific Islands Divests from Fossil Fuels

As another set of uninspiring UN climate negotiations has come to a close in Lima, the first university in the Pacific Islands, the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI), has just voted unanimously to divest from fossil fuel companies. The Republic of the Marshall Islands comprises over 1,000 small, low-lying islands that are home to... (More...)
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5 Things You Need to Know From the UN Climate Agreement

The latest round of climate talks just concluded in Lima, Peru after two tense days of overtime negotiations. The talks produced a new document, the Lima Call for Climate Action, that sets up the framework for negotiations on a new climate treaty that will be decided in Paris next year. Overall, however, the talks were... (More...)
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At Northwestern University, baby steps are the key to divestment success

Guest post by Christina Cilento. Christina is a sophomore at Northwestern University studying sustainability and management. She’s been working with DivestNU for a year and a half, where she helps coordinate events, meets with administration and recruits new members. To find out more about DivestNU, visit their website, and “like” the Divest Northwestern page on... (More...)
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Book Suggestion: Angels by the River

Gus Speth’s story, told in his new book Angels by the River, reminds us all that the work of social change requires constantly thinking anew about old problems. Gus is a member of our US Advisory Council and has been a great supporter of the work to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline and build a... (More...)
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What the Global Climate Movement can learn from Latin America

Latin America has a long history of popular movements, whether it be  in the environmental, political or economic context. Today these movements have established themselves as a major social and political force largely shaping regional realities. Below are highlights from conversations with climate activists in Latin America shedding light on the uniqueness of the climate movement in the... (More...)
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CSU Chico Commits to Full Divestment of Fossil Fuel Holdings

CA State University Chico COMMITS TO FULL DIVESTMENT OF FOSSIL FUEL HOLDINGS CHICO, CA — On Wednesday, Chico State University showed immense leadership as one of the first public universities in the nation to commit to fully divesting from the top 200 coal, oil and gas companies within four years. The resolution, authored by members of Fossil... (More...)
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Hope looks like 15,000 people marching in the streets. Take 2 minutes to see for yourself.

The largest climate march in Latin America’s history happened this week — and wow, was it inspiring to see all the colorful images from the event. Indigenous communities, farmers, workers, miners, youth groups, and faith groups all took part and raised their voices together. Watch what it looked like in the 2-minute video below. Via... (More...)
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Kangaroos to defeat climate bomb?

By Nicolas Haeringer French bank Société Générale has announced it’s withdrawing from the Alpha Coal mega-coal mine in Australia. This “climate bomb” – an open mine in the Galilee basin (central Queensland) alone would  “produce 6% of the carbon necessary to take the planet past a 2°C temperature rise,” says Bill McKibben.   If the... (More...)
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