Fossil Fuel Divestment

It's wrong to wreck the planet—and it's even worse to profit from that wreckage. The fossil fuel divestment movement is calling on mission-driven institutions to divest from the dirty, dangerous fossil fuel companies that have caused climate catastrophe in their ruthless pursuit of profit. We hold our universities to a higher standard and are demanding they divest from this human rights violating rogue industry.

The fossil fuel divestment movement has spread like wildfire. It started on university campuses, but has spread to cities, faith-based institutions, foundations, pension funds, and more, all over the world. Our goal is to diminish the influence and power of the fossil fuel industry in the market, our political system, and in the social conscience overall. It's time for our universities to invest in accordance to their mission and in a safe, clean future for current students and future generations.

Hundreds of institutions have already divested - is yours next?

Recent Posts

Our Divestment Voyage and Gearing Up For PowerShift 2013
Posted on October 1
After 2 years, UNC Board finally agrees to meet w/divestment students
Posted on September 27
Today is Divestment Double Down Day!
Posted on September 18
Extreme Energy Immersion | Students Wanted
Posted on September 5
GROWing the Divestment Movement
Posted on August 14
'Take Back St. Louis': A New Direct Action Front Targeting Big Coal's Tax Breaks
Posted on August 13

Featured Posts

Over the past decade it seems that there has been an uproar among colleges, both big and small, around the conversation of fossil fuel divestment. Over 830 institutions internationally have set out to divest from fossil fuels, whether it’s starting a campaign or winning one.

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As many movement spaces often do, the day began in a circle. One hundred young people – high school students, college students, and twenty-somethings – gathered around a huge parachute laid on the floor with big green letters reading ‘Leave it in the ground! Resist!’ It was early on a Friday morning, and people had traveled from as far as North Dakota, Michigan, and Ohio.

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This blog post was written by Vignesh Ramachandran, a student organizer with Divest Middlebury, on why he’s joining the Our Generation, Our Choice mobilization.

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