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New insights from the Fossil Free Fellowship

Fossil Free campaigner Erica shares insights about developing the skills to run an effective campaign. By Erica Finnie I’ve just spent a week on the fringe of the Dandenong Ranges National Park in Belgrave, Victoria with some of Australia’s most inspiring campus activists. This was the second training retreat as part of Australia’s Fossil (More...)


Otago University divestment – How it happened

Divestment campaigner Charlie Montague outlines how the Fossil Free Otago Uni campaign was won. By Charlie Montague In June we felt like our campaign had hit a brick wall. We’d been trying to achieve divestment for three years, our energy was running low, and honestly as a group we doubted getting a divestment statement from (More...)


Fossil Free Fellowship: Erica’s experience

Three members of Fossil Free university groups in New Zealand went to a training for students involved in divestment campaigns. This was the experience of Erica from Fossil Free University of Auckland. By Erica Finnie In July, Charlie, Jess and I travelled to Sydney to take part in the first training workshop for the 6 (More...)


We Can No Longer Be Silently Complicit

We Can No Longer Be Silently Complicit 19 August, 2016   Yesterday’s news that Kiwisaver providers are invested in cluster bombs is absolutely abhorrent. It jars our identity as New Zealanders, and it seems to have come as a shock to many that our money could be contributing to such horrors. While I’m outraged,  the (More...)


“It’s time” says 350 Aotearoa

By Ami Dhabuwala 350 Aotearoa has recently launched their “It’s Time to Divest” campaign, which is giving two banks – ANZ and Wetpac – until November 25th to withdraw all of their investments and loans to fossil fuel companies. ANZ and Westpac together have almost $20 billion invested in fossil fuels. They are two of the (More...)