Many organisations and individuals are making the move to withdraw investments from Fossil fuels as this is one of the more powerful ways to exert influence. The Anglican church, Victoria University, Otago city Council…. help sway Auckland University to be the next. Sign the petition below.
In one week, the University of Auckland Council is meeting to decide whether they will divest the University of Auckland from fossil fuels, or whether they will continue to fund climate-wrecking industries.
The student representatives on the Council will present our petition as well as a report recommending full divestment at the meeting on Monday December 7.
We need your help to make the Council vote on the right side of history. Will you share our petition with your friends?
It takes the collective voices of those who care deeply about the University and a safe climate future like you and me to make ethical investment matter to Council members. By boosting our petition before we present it to them on Monday, they will see the urgent mandate for this issue. But I need your help.
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The divestment movement is spreading rapidly around the world, as universities like Stanford, Australian National University and Victoria University of Wellington show their leadership and commitment to a sustainable world. But these are not just symbolic acts, as the Bank of England, International Energy Agency and the OECD are now recognising that we have to keep much of the world’s fossil fuels in the ground.
The University of Auckland has an opportunity to add its strong voice to this movement. Will it live up to its reputation as a leader in the Pacific, or lag behind?
Together, we can help the University to put its money where its mouth is and step up on climate change.
Let’s make this happen!
Max and the team at Fossil Free UoA