Fossil Free: Divest Uni's 5.2billion

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This workshop presentation is from the Student Sustainability Summit 2015, in partnership with NUS and People & Planet, presented by Andrew Taylor, Climate Campaigns and Communications Manager, People and Planet; Crystal Lameman, Member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Treaty No.6, Sierra Club Canada Prairie Chapter, Climate & Energy Campaigner and Colin Baines, Campaigns Manager, The Co-operative Group.

If it's wrong to wreck the planet, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. The fossil fuel industry is driving us towards a global climate crisis. They hold five times more carbon in their reserves than we can safely afford to burn to stop runaway climate change. UK universities have £5.2 billion invested in fossil fuel companies and have become key targets of the global Fossil Free divestment movement. Glasgow University become the first university in Europe to divest, not just removing £18 million the industry but challenging their social licence. Over 25,000 students have joined the campaign at sixty universities and colleges, and become part of the fastest growing divestment movement in history. People & Planet and a key organiser from Glasgow University lead a session where you can find out how to get involved in the battle of our generation.

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