Archive | October, 2013

Fossil Free Tour Comes to Edinburgh

28 Oct

This Wednesday evening the exciting Fossil Free Tour is kicking off the campaign across the UK: with a stirring talk by US environmentalist Bill McKibben, music by artist FILASTINE, and video links with Naomi Klein Desmond Tutu and Kumi Naidoo!

This is the place to come along, find out more about what’s happening with the climate and why, and most importantly – what you can do about it! This divestment campaign is getting bigger by the day, with the recent announcement by the Quakers of their divestment from fossil fuels its first mark on the UK.

Let’s make Edinburgh the next stop!

7-9 PM Wednesday 30th October, New College Assembly Hall; Book tickets at Eventbrite.

Bring everyone you know!There will also be an afterparty in Teviot Underground!

 

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Universities under fire for investing in fossil fuel polluters

21 Oct

The Herald has just published this article by Rob Edwards about the investments of universities in Scotland in fossil fuel companies. They need to take action – the University of Edinburgh has just announced a review, so let’s make sure they know this isn’t ok!

We urgently need to take action to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels; but governments aren’t doing enough, and fossil fuel companies are doing all they can to protect their damaging business model.

It’s time for UK Universities to go Fossil Free – YouTube

3 Oct

New video from the national fossil free campaign about why its time for universities to go fossil free!

It’s time for UK Universities to go Fossil Free – YouTube.