• Divest SLC
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Fossil Free Luleå tekniska univeritet
    80% av världens kända fossila bränslereserver måste stanna kvar i marken om klimatförändringarna ska kunna bromsas. Att lyfta ut pengar som är investerade i kol, olja och naturgas (att divestera) är ett viktigt steg i att uppnå detta. Kampanjen Fossil Free Sverige jobbar för denna förändring. Förändringen behövs för att belysa det omoraliska i att investera i en bransch som gör vinster på att förstöra vårt klimat. Kampanjen har nu kommit till Luleå och är en del av en internationell, partipolitiskt obunden rörelse som har fått många stora städer och organisationer att divestera sina tillgångar. Nu är det Luleå tekniska universitets tur att visa sitt engagemang och din röst behövs. Skriv på namninsamlingen och kontakta gärna kampanjgruppen på fossilfreeltu@gmail.com om du vill göra mer.
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  • University of Reading to go Fossil Free #UoRFossilFree
    Recently, charities and corporations alike have come under fire in relation to their investments in the top two hundred coal, oil and gas companies worldwide. It is our belief that the University of Reading, as an academic institution within the top 1% of universities in the world, needs to take a lead on divestment. It would allow the University of Reading to set a strong precedent for being ethical and sustainable when making investment choices. The current investment practices of the University are inconsistent with the institution's Environmental Policy, which states that it ‘takes environmental responsibilities seriously’ and commits to ‘achieving the highest standards of environmental performance, preventing pollution and minimising the impact of its operations’. If the University is committed to working towards increased sustainability in its activities then this approach should be reflected in its investments. This is why RUSU wants the University to take a sector lead on adopting a Socially Responsible Investments Policy. If you're interested in the campaign, please read our document 'Why the University of Reading needs to adopt a Socially Responsible Investments Policy' as well as checking out our Facebook page. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1EpAf9F0ADhclFWM3BwV2VpaFk/view - Why the University need to adopt a Socially Responsible Investments Policy. https://www.facebook.com/FossilizedFees Join our Facebook page!
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  • Divest Stonehill College from Fossil Fuels
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in recent years our country has experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years. Stonehill College is "anchored by a belief and the inherent dignity of each person" and "educates the whole person so that each Stonehill graduate thinks, acts, and leads with courage toward the creation of a more just and compassionate world." These statements from the college's mission represent a commitment to social justice. Climate change is impacting the lives of everyone, especially those without means to combat the changing environment around them. By investing in fossil fuels, Stonehill is profiting off of the destruction of Earth and those who live there. By divesting from fossil fuels, Stonehill will be leading towards a more just and compassionate world.
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  • Divest Ithaca College from Fossil Fuels
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters, and the World Heath Organization estimates that 250,000 people die each year as a result of climate change. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Divest UVA from Fossil Fuels
    Divestment is the process by which an institution removes its stocks, bonds, and other investments from industries and corporations that are morally ambiguous or devoid. In a worldwide movement, over 500 institutions have collectively divested $3.4 trillion from the fossil fuel industry due to its responsibility in the climate crisis. We demand that the University of Virginia join that movement. UVA has a $7.5 billion endowment, accrued over decades from private donations and financial grants, which it invests for the future support of the University. Some of these investments are in the fossil fuel industry. UVA only spends a small percentage of its investment returns each year, though. The remainder of the endowment is invested in perpetuity. While UVA intends the endowment to benefit the futures of students, all investments in fossil fuels inherently threaten these futures. Historically, universities are platforms of social change. At the University of Virginia, we have the power to send a state- and nationwide message: profit at the cost of human lives is morally unacceptable. We ask that you sign this petition to help send this message.
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  • Divest TTU From Fossil Fuels
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Divest The Open University from fossil fuels
    To support the speediest conversion to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, encourage politicians to get serious themselves, and to be a consistent part of the solution rather than a part of the problem.
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  • Fossil Free UNCG
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Divest UARK From Fossil Fuels
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Divest Antioch University from Fossil Fuels
    Climate change is an environmental and human rights crisis that demands bold action. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently. The effects of climate change disproportionately affect lower income and marginalized communities, often exacerbating already existing social injustices. Almost every government in the world has agreed through the 2009 Copenhagen Accord that any warming above a 2°C (3.6°F) rise would be unsafe, and that humans can only pour about 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to maintain this. Based on current emissions, we will emit those 565 gigatons in a little over 15 years. Fossil-fuel companies possess proven fossil fuel reserves that would release approximately 2,795 gigatons of CO2 if they are burned, which is five times the "safe" amount. Warming in excess of the "safe" amount will leave us a planet inconsistent with that on which human civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted. Fossil fuel companies not only plan on burning all of their reserves, but spend millions of dollars per day exploring for more fossil fuels. Their business model is incompatible with a liveable planet. Knowingly profiting from the creation and exacerbation of climate change runs counter to both AU's mission of advancing social, economic, and environmental justice and to the values of our learning community. Our investment choices all have real-world social, economic, and environmental justice consequences. Antioch University has an opportunity now to be a leader in shifting its endowment resources from fossil fuels to investments in an array of robust alternatives that advance our institutional mission, such as, community development, clean and renewable energy sources, and energy efficiency and conservation, among other public goods. It is time for Antioch University to invest in communities and the future, not climate change. see https://drive.google.com/a/antioch.edu/file/d/0BzvD7pr40Gt1RWdzVTJRYlBhVlk/view?usp=sharing for a full brief with citations on why AU should divest from fossil fuels.
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  • Divest the University of Richmond from Fossil Fuels
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and storms which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters all over the world. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years. Humans have reached a peculiar point in history: Science has given us both the tools to peer into our future, and the tools to shape our future. We have the uncommon opportunity of being able to prevent paradigm-shifting climactic change, and are now charged with the difficult and necessary task of courageous decision-making. As a engaged institution of higher education, the University of Richmond serves a crucial role in demonstrating this sort of courageous decision-making to our community and our country.
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