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Divest Digest: MARCH-ing ahead full steam

If February was big in the divestment world, this month the movement didn’t bother catching a breath. Nope — the movement is growing bigger, bolder, and MARCH-ing ahead full steam (ha, see what we did there?). And not only are the ranks growing within the movement, we’re also gaining widespread acknowledgement from some actors you might... (More...)
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Cacouna is Just the Beginning

This post was written by 350.org’s Energy East Organizer Aurore Fauret Yesterday, TransCanada announced it is abandoning its plans of a marine export port in Cacouna, Quebec – a launching terminal for its massive 1.1 million barrels-per-day Energy East tar sands pipeline. Not only that, but the company is delaying the entire pipeline project by two years, changing... (More...)
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Germany has a serious coal credibility problem

Proposals by the German government to reduce emissions from coal power plants are under threat despite new analysis showing that German lignite coal plants make up 4 out of 5 largest emitters in Europe. The proposals to limit emissions from coal, which were leaked last month, are coming under intense pressure from local politicians and... (More...)
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The story of how a crazy idea became reality

On Friday 17th October 2014, 30 Pacific Warriors from 12 countries across the Pacific went to Australia to stand up for their homes in the face of the fossil fuel industry. They were equipped with the traditional, hand made canoes which they used to barricade the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle Australia. Together, they... (More...)
Actions/Demonstrations Coal Pacific

Our media partnership with the Guardian

One of the things that comes with being a communications director at any organization, including here at 350.org, is the requirement that you complain about the media. Almost all “comms” people, myself included, are excessive news junkies. We can’t go much more than a few minutes without checking some medium: twitter, TV, the New York... (More...)
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Going beyond 60 minutes

Earth Hour has become an expression of unanimity and solidarity for a more sustainable path to progress, with millions of people across the globe taking part in the initiative every year. As good as it is though, we must never forget that responding proportionately to the challenge posed by climate change it must not begin... (More...)
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World Social Forum 2015: Another World is Possible

This week, for the second time in a row, the World Social Forum (WSF) gathered in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab spring. During the five-day event, 70,000 delegates from more than 4,000 organisations representing 120 countries discussed a wide range of issues and topics including, climate justice, immigration, media freedom, women’s rights, refugees and... (More...)
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