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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.

PANEL DISCUSSION: On the values of UoE’s investments in a global context

16 Apr

We are hosting a debate on Ethical Investment at Edinburgh University on Wednesday 3rd of April from 7pm in Seminar Room 3 in the CMB. The debate will demand an explanation to the question of why, as a non-profit entity, a university should be more interested in making profit than in investing in responsible and sustainable projects. It will be a roundtable event, with experts from fields ranging from law to ethics voicing their opinions, followed by a question and answer session.

SIGN THE PETITION!

18 Mar

Please show your support for our campaign by signing our petition!

“We want the University of Edinburgh to create a robust responsible investment policy that screens out fossil fuels and the arms trade, and makes the investment process more responsible, accountable and democratic.”

If you could encourage others to sign that would be highly appreciated – the University of Edinburgh has a very real chance to lead in the field of responsible, ethical, and sustainable investment – but they need nudging!

If you’re up for helping us further, you can download and print a copy of the Petition and collect signatures for us. Contact us and we can pick these up!

Video

Debate on our referendum question – please share this!

12 Feb

Question 16 EUSA Referendum Debate Feb 2013 – YouTube.

See also this link for the debates on other referendum questions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hYtLQZDW7Q&feature=share&list=PLCRmMyYvq_wLGXvCnAuELR-pBfgP2mXN5

NEXT MEETING

7 Feb

Responsible Investment campaign meeting tomorrow (8th Feb) at 12PM in the Chaplaincy (Bristo Square).

Please come along if you can make it! We have lots to discuss!

How you can help

1 Feb

1) Come along to the People and Planet weekly meetings to help organise the campaign: these happen every Wednesday at 4.30 PM in room 3.18, David Hume Tower.

2)Help us out with the upcoming referendum campaign: whether putting up posters, designing flyers, making videos or doing lecture shout outs, there’s something for everyone here. Send us an email to get involved!

3) Have a look through the list of companies Edinburgh Uni invests in, and let us know any information you can find out about them.

4) Tell your friends about the campaign, and about the companies Edinburgh uni is investing in

5) Join the campaign by joining our email list and campaign planning page at riseup:

To join the campaign planning list, email:

socially-responsible-edinburgh-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

For those involved in the campaign we have a campaign planning page at: we.riseup.net/edinburgh-ei . You will need to create an account there and then request access to the edinburgh-ei group. We use this group as a wiki for campaign plans and for distributing tasks!

Referendum Motion

22 Jan

Hi, we’ve submitted a motion to EUSA referenda:

“EUSA should lobby the university to immediately cease all new investment in arms and fossil fuels, and invest at least 25% of its endowment in an ethical fund manager.”

If you’d like to get involved with the referendum campaign, get in touch with us at: responsibleinvestment[AT]riseup.net