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Anglia Ruskin Sign Fossil Free Declaration

DATE: 9 March 2018

Anglia Ruskin signs pledge for fossil-free future

Fossil Fuel Declaration is partnership between the NUS and People & Planet

Anglia Ruskin University is delighted to have signed up to the Fossil Fuel Declaration, a partnership between the National Union of Students and People & Planet.

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DANCE continue monthly meditation vigil outside Barclays

Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement at Barclays in Piccadilly Circus London.
Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) London continue their monthly meditation vigil outside Barclays in Piccadilly Circus London. 
We walk in meditation from Golden Square nearby and then take our place outside the bank with banners calling on Barclays to “Listen to the Earth!’ . To hear and respond to the clear messages our planet is sending that we must urgently curtail our use of fossil fuels. We also hand out leaflets asking people to move their money.
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When will Plymouth University go Sweatshop Free?

Picture of Plymouth Sweatshop Free petition title

In the 21st century, materialism is heavily ingrained into our society. Clothing trends change on a seasonal basis and electronic gadgets are constantly being updated and improved, with new models of some of our best-known brands regularly being released. Ever improving technology and aesthetics, along with wide spread advertising across all media platforms, have contributed massively to society’s insatiable demand for the latest trends. However, do we really understand where our gadgets, clothes and electronics come from?

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Students, support your striking lecturers!

UCU posted saying "Our pensions axed"

Last month university staff up and down the country announced they’re going on strike over pension reforms. Universities UK are trying to take away our lecturers’ right to a defined income when they retire. Our teachers and staff stand to lose up to 40% of their retirement income.

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Victory: Sussex University goes Fossil Free!

The University of Sussex has now moved it’s investment fund out of fossil fuels, after four years of Fossil Free Sussex, the student run campaign, lobbying the university to divest.

Sussex University has moved it’s money into Liontrust Sustainable Futures Managed Fund – which excludes any organisation involved in Fossil Fuels.

Fossil fuel divestment is the removal of investment assets including stocks, bonds, and investment funds from companies involved in extracting fossil fuels, in an attempt to reduce climate change by tackling its ultimate causes.

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New Year's Revolutions for a Fossil Free 2018

2017 was an incredible year for the global fossil free movement! In 2018, together we’re going to take it to the next level.
How about some New Years Revolutions* for transforming the face of global finance by taking the fossil free fight to the banking industry this year?

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Manchester University is lagging behind on Sustainability

As People & Planet’s annual University League is published, the University of Manchester has ranked in the middle of the road in 71st place. This is yet more evidence that the University is lagging behind on sustainability and ignoring its students’ demands for action for the environment.

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