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To: The Vice Chancellor - Judith Petts
Lets Make Sure Plymouth Uni NEVER invest in Fossil Fuels
Currently, Plymouth University doesn't have any investments in Fossil Fuel companies; but this could change. The VC has ignored our request to publicly commit to never invest in Fossil Fuels. We want the University of Plymouth to commit, and say that it will never invest in any fossil fuel companies. Many students come to this University for its sustainable record. Ignoring a request to never invest in fossil fuels would conflict with its otherwise green appearance and research into renewable energy, climate change, and sustainability.
Why is this important?
At the People and Planet society here at Plymouth University, we believe that our educational institution should be consistent throughout their policies. At the moment, there is no policy in place which stops our University investing in Fossil Fuels. We want this to change. Even though there are no investments at the moment, doesn't mean they won't in the future, and as the top of People and Planet's Green League Table 2015, we don't want them too. Plymouth University has since dropped to 12th place.
As students we are investing our time and money into our education, so why shouldn't our institute of learning promise never to invest in Fossil Fuels, and invest in our future instead?
How it will be delivered
Campaign and raise awareness across the University Campus, email the Vice Chancellor, and begin peaceful action if these previous processes are not effective.