To: Vice Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire, Professor Mike Thomas

Make UCLan Fossil Free

Make UCLan Fossil Free

We call upon UCLan to show commitment to environmental sustainability and divest from fossil fuel companies within the next 2 years and transfer the money into socially responsible, ethically sound investments alongside continuing to promote renewable energy.

Why is this important?

Climate change caused by greenhouse gases is one of the most serious threats to the future of the planet and we are already beginning to see its effects both globally and locally, with extreme weather events such as storms, droughts and flooding becoming more common. If we continue to burn fossil fuels at the current rate it will have devastating effects on our planet and communities. By divesting our university's money from fossil fuel companies we will be helping in the fight against climate change.
Not only are fossil fuel companies harmful to the planet, they are also an unsound investment, with the value of many companies falling drastically. It would be better to remove our money sooner rather than later.
UCLan has a reputation as a very green university, clearly its investments should reflect this. Several UK universities have already divested from fossil fuels, surely it's time to join them.

UCLan (University of Central Lancashire), Fylde Road, Preston, United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • It's time for UCLan to divest from fossil fuels an reinvest in renewable energy. It's our money, tell them how to use it.
  • We need ethical investments!
  • We need to hold the university to account on climate change

Updates

2016-04-11 08:07:40 -0400

50 signatures reached

2016-02-22 08:07:40 -0500

25 signatures reached

2016-02-09 06:42:00 -0500

10 signatures reached