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FULL DIVESTMENT AT LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY!

Loughborough University has announced that it is divesting fully from fossil fuel companies building on its prior freeze of all fossil fuel investments following student pressure.

The actions of Loughborough People & Planet secured meetings with the Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, and these discussions have been ongoing since the Easter break in order to bring about a binding motion at University council and secure this victory.

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Update on Kinder Morgan pipeline for People & Planet

Photo of Ocean Hyland in front of a London Barclays branch with text discussing the Alberta Tar Sands.

Hello, People & Plant friends!

My name is Ocean Hyland, I am from Tsleil-waututh Nation which is a community located near Vancouver, BC, Canada. 
 
A community which would be heavily affected if the proposed pipeline expansion is built through our traditional, unceded territory.
 
During my stay in London I met many activists and locals who held shared views of environmental protection and stewardship. Including students from People & Planet. 
 

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Divestment Decision Delayed As Cambridge Escalation Piles On Pressure

Cambridge hunger strikers

University Council today rejected a hard-line anti-divestment proposed “council” response initially drafted by a small group of financial bureaucrats. This draft response had rejected even the investments in ESG funds proposed by the Divestment Working Group report - which were not even explicitly recommended to be fossil free - described in the draft as ‘virtue-signalling’.

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Bath University Goes Fossil Free

Bath Divests from Fossil Fuels

After years of student campaigning, the University of Bath has pledged to fully divest its money from Fossil Fuel companies.

The university currently has fossil fuel investments of half a million pounds including over £100,000 in Shell alone.

After 3 years of campaigning from the People & Planet society, the university has agreed to no longer support the oil and gas industry through financial investments, joining over 60 other UK universities who have committed to divest.

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Decolonise Cambridge

In the past academic year, there has been an increasing amount of interest among students and staff to decolonise Cambridge.

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Power Shift: Where Dreams Really Do Come True

group circle photo from Power Shift 2017

Power Shift, for me, is what Never Neverland is for Wendy, what Narnia is for Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, and what Hogwarts is for Harry: a magical place where dreams really do come true. In my case, those dreams are being part of the global divestment movement, feeling included in something bigger than myself, and broadening my skill set to become an all-round better activist.

Pretty impressive, no?

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Motion SC112 - Divest Barclays #NUSConference 2018

Graphic calling on NUS Conference delegates to support Motion SC112 Divest Barclays

Fossil Free University of Bristol have submitted a motion to NUS NAtional Conference 2018 #NUSNC18 calling for a boycott of Barclays and to support the divest barclays campaign

Motion: SC112

Title: Divest Barclays

Submitted by: Bristol SU

Conference believes

  1. Burning fossil fuels is the primary contributor to climate injustice. However, projected fossil fuel investment in new fields, mines, and transportation infrastructure over the next twenty years is worth $14tn.
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