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NYU Divest Builds Momentum

Written by Lillyanne Daigle, Green Corps Field Organizer We all know that climate change is accelerating far quicker than anyone has predicted, and so far there has been a significant lack of political will to address one of the major contributors of climate change: the fossil fuel industry.  To be frank, we simply do not... (More...)

Binghamton students connect the dots between fracking and the need to divest

Written by Bethany Eagan and Joe Morales, student leaders with Divest Binghamton, a project of I.D.E.A.S. for Binghamton Divest Binghamton Kick-off Rally in April 2013 We at Divest Binghamton are part of a larger organization called “I.D.E.A.S. (Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions) for Binghamton” which recently participated in a double-feature event on our SUNY... (More...)

Why Churches need to end engagement and disinvest from fossil fuels

The following post was first published at The Bright Now campaign calls for Churches to disinvest from fossil fuels. It is run by Operation Noah, a UK-based ecumenical Christian charity. What follows is Operation Noah’s response to the Church Investors Group’s statement ‘Climate change and the fossil fuel divestment campaign‘. The Church Investors Group... (More...)

Lord Browne not welcome at LSE

This blog first appeared on People & Planet’s website -People & Planet is the student network leading the Fossil Free UK divestment movement in British universities. Today (27 November), the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics(LSE) will host Lord Browne for a talk entitled “A Fractured Future: climate change in an age... (More...)

Is it St. Lawrence University’s Time to Divest?

Written by: David Smith and Cody Pitz, SLU EAO Divestment Committee. Re-posted from The Hill News Photo Credit: The Hill News For the last couple of weeks, students on campus may have seen the Environmental Action Organization (EAO) tabling in the Student Center and talking specifically about something called “divestment”. EAO’s new fossil fuel divestment... (More...)

We are Fasting for the Climate in Solidarity with the Philippines

This guest post was written by guest blogger Spencer Johnson & cross-posted from 350 MA’s Climate Beat.   On November 8th, 2013 SuperTyphoon Haiyan, (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Philippines. According to NASA this was perhaps the most powerful tropical cyclone ever to make landfall. The width of Haiyan, as it made swept menacingly across the country, was 370... (More...)

Maine students connect divestment, budget cuts and student debt

Divest UMaine is having success in our efforts to connect the issues of divestment, budget cuts and student debt. At the University of Southern Maine, students have been organizing against budget cut announcements. These threatened cuts are just part of a defunding trend in Maine’s public universities over the last few years. Divest UMaine has joined... (More...)

Help DC Divest!

This blog was written by Elise Shulman, organizer with DC Divest. Hello from DC Divest, organizing in Washington, DC, the heart of America’s political system. Okay, you might question whether Capitol Hill has much of a heartbeat right now — but there’s plenty of local action in the District, especially around climate change concerns. Recently, the DC... (More...)

Press release: 83 Percent of Participating Yale Students Vote to Support Fossil Fuel Divestment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2013 83 Percent of Participating Yale Students Vote to Support Fossil Fuel Divestment NEW HAVEN, CT. – Eighty-three percent of participating Yale students voted for Yale University to divest from the dirtiest fossil fuel companies, in a referendum held by the Yale College Council. Over 2,000 students participated in the... (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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