Fossil Free South Africa – Jo’burg launch 20 November

Johannesburg launch: 20 November 2014 Time: 17h30 for 18h00 Venue: St Francis Anglican Church, 44 Tyrone Avenue, Parkview Keynote speakers: TBC Why: The danger of climate change is accelerating. But fossil fuel companies are still hell-bent on burning five times as much oil, gas and coal as the Earth can safely absorb. Meanwhile governments are failing to meet their …

Upcoming video shoot, Glasgow divests(!), and other news

Super important points • We are shooting a video to support fundraising to expand this campaign. If you can spare us a couple of hours of your time on Saturday 25 October, please let us know. Email david.lepage@gmail.com for details. The video will also serve as a promo for the campaign, especially at UCT. • Our next …

UCT Chancellor Graça Machel on climate change

UCT Chancellor Graça Machel's speech on climate change at the closing ceremony of the UN Climate Summit last week (23 September 2014). Available on video here, starting at about minute 14. Your excellency the General Secretary of the United Nations, the President of the General Assembly, Presidents, Prime Ministers and leaders from all corners of our globe …

Events, screenings and our petition now online

Please sign our petition, now online, calling on UCT to divest from fossil fuels and invest in sustainable energy! Forthcoming events (download poster) 30 September, 1pm, CS203: Screening of Do the Math, documentary about global fossil fuel divestment movement 1 Oct, 1pm, Jammie Plaza: Forum discussion of divestment with the Collective 6 October, 1pm, CS203: …

Sydney University freezes coal investment, and other updates

• Great news from Australia: Sydney University has frozen investment in coal. • Pitzer College is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles which has divested completely from fossil fuels. Donald Gould, a trustee and chair of the investment committee at Pitzer College and president of Gould Asset Management, explains why, and his reasoning includes …