Marching again for fossil fuel divestment at U of T


in Canada, Economics, Politics, The environment, Toronto

Tomorrow, and are holding our second march in support of fossil fuel divestment. The one we held back in November 2014 involved about 200 people.

Right now, Toronto’s weather is pretty miserable. After today’s dentist appointment I swung by MEC to get a waterproof silicone cover to protect my backpack (better than my crude black garbage bag cover) and some ‘Darn Tough Vermont’ merino wool socks.

Hopefully, tomorrow’s evening weather will be OK and we will see a strong turnout. The march is timed to coincide with a meeting of the Governing Council, who will hopefully be walking out of Simcoe Hall at the same time as we have people giving speeches there.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

alena October 28, 2015 at 9:49 pm

I hope that many people will come to the march and that the energy will be great.

Milan October 28, 2015 at 11:20 pm

The ad hoc committee recently asked us to answer some additional questions about fiduciary duty, fossil fuel extraction and social injury, and the precedent divestment would set.

I just sent our response.

alena October 30, 2015 at 10:29 am

It was good to read your letter and it is excellently argued. I recently attended a talk about “The Age of Sustainable Development” by Jeffrey Sachs and it brought home that we must reduce the world population and most importantly protect the environment as there is no hope otherwise. Thank you for dong the work that you do.

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