[DurhamDivest] Fwd: 3 years in - is divestment working?
mark at aktivix.org
Thu Oct 20 16:11:00 UTC 2016
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I'm passing this on from 350.org
Link to the blog post:
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Subject: 3 years in - is divestment working?
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:52:38 +0000
From: Louise Hazan - 350.org <350 at 350.org>
Reply-To: Louise Hazan - 350.org <350 at 350.org>
To: mark at aktivix.org
I've been thinking about the progress of the divestment movement and
wanted to share with you some personal reflections.
Just 3 short years ago, I was one of a handful of organisers
board a tour-bus to launch the Fossil Free campaign in the UK,
and Germany. We had one simple message: if it's wrong to wreck the
climate, it's wrong to profit from that wreckage.
Today I'm emailing you as one of over 80,000 people right across Euro
who've joined this movement to divest our public institutions from
fuels, by signing petitions, lobbying decision-makers and taking
actions onto the streets. Thank you!
And we've just passed an important milestone in Europe -- over 160
institutions have agreed to divest, representing over 83% of all asse
divested worldwide so far. From large insurers and pension funds
to churches, museums, universities and municipalities in 12 European
countries - our institutions are publicly rejecting the fossil fuel
industry and calling out its behaviour in wrecking the climate.
But have we come far enough? How do we take our fight to the next
Read my blog about what's working and the challenges still ahead
are to successfully stigmatise the fossil fuel industry through
I would also love to hear your thoughts about our young but powerful
movement and what you think is possible over the coming months and
What have you learnt? Where next? Please leave a comment at the
Thank you again for everything you've done to bring the movement
- every petition signature shows our institutions they need to get
right side of history, every time you share news of a divestment win
chip away at the crumbling social license of the fossil fuel industry
Let's keep going,
- - Join us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/FossilFree
- - Connect with us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/GoFossilFree
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