UBC Faculty Urge Board of Governors to Divest!

  The lead up to Global Divestment Day is seeing unprecedented progress in the development of Divestment Campaigns across Canadian campuses. On Tuesday, faculty at the University of British Columbia (UBC) voted in favour of divesting completely from fossil fuels within five years! This is not an insignificant gesture. According […]

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Don’t let the myths keep you from ‘falling in love’ with renewables!

  Do you want to fall in love renewables utterly and completely, but you’re still not sure if they can live up to their promises?  According to Amory Lovins, only the myths hold us back from complete surrender.  Watch this reassuring video from the Rocky Mountain Institute to understand that […]

The world market has ’embraced’ renewables and so should you!

    Amory Lovins explains in this video how the market place is falling in love with renewables. “Solar power is scaling up even faster than cell phones.”  Since 2008, half the world’s new electricity generating capacity has been renewable.  Lovins demonstrates how the lower cost, lower risk, and scalable mass-production of […]

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24 quotes on climate change – 2015 World Economic Forum

Climate action was prominent on the agenda of the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Presentations by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, UK climate advisor and economist Lord Stern, and former US Vice-President Al Gore highlighted the significance of action on carbon emissions and […]

Kiss Off Big Carbon!

Rolling Stone magazine knows it’s time to break up with fossil fuels, as Tim Dickinson explains in his January 2015 article The Logic of Divestment: Why We Have to Kiss Off Big Carbon Now.  “As climate-change activists pressure public institutions to dump their fossil-fuel investments, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the right thing […]

Faculty play a critical role in university divestment campaigns

  Faculty support is essential for moving campus divestment campaigns forward. We have compiled a list of universities that spans Canada, the US, the UK and New Zealand where the faculty have been urging their universities to divest from fossil fuels, in letters to their administration and governing boards. To read […]

Stanford Professors Urge Withdrawal from Fossil Fuel Investments

  Prominent Stanford faculty call on the university’s endowment fund to pull out of all fossil fuel investments, not just coal.  Last May Stanford, which controls a $21.4bn endowment, eliminated direct investments in coal mining companies, making it the most prominent university to cut its ties to industries that cause climate […]