Why the Waltham Forest council pension fund divested – video

5th March 2017

Here’s a video showing why Waltham Forest became the first UK council pension fund to commit to divest from fossil fuels. Video includes interviews with councillors:

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Manchester hosts screening of divestment documentary Do The Math

21st February 2017

Last week, Fossil Free Greater Manchester held a screening of acclaimed environmental documentary Do the Math. For those who have not seen the documentary, we invite you to grab a cup of tea, or whatever it might be, and spend 44 minutes taking in what this film has to offer. You won’t regret it: “Do…

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University divestment protest by People & Planet

20th February 2017

On the 15 February 2017 a protest took place organised by People & Planet, a group formed by students that leads on ethical and environmental work and plans campaigns, representing the University of Manchester. The group has been campaigning for the University to divest from fossil fuel companies. The campaign has been working for three years…

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February meeting of Fossil Free GM

9th February 2017

Fossil Free Greater Manchester’s next meeting is at 7pm on Monday (13 Feb.) at the Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, M4 1LE. Click for map. We are energised for the next round of the campaign with ideas for building on what we’ve done so far and taking the campaign to a new level. …

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Screening of acclaimed film “Do The Math.”

26th January 2017

Please book via this eventbrite link. Join Fossil Free Greater Manchester for a free film screening of the acclaimed environmental documentary Do The Math (sic). When?  Tue 7 February 2017,19:00 – 21:00 Where? Black Dog Ballroom, Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PW  map The film, produced by climate campaigners 350.org, highlights the impact the growing fossil…

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What councillors need to know about the Fossil Free Greater Manchester campaign for fossil fuel divestment

16th December 2016

We’ve created a detailed briefing for councillors and other decision-makers, which we hope will help them understand what our campaign stands for and how they can assist. Again, click here to access the document (it will open in a new window). And if you haven’t time, try this short briefing from 350.org.

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Correspondence with Greater Manchester Pension Fund

18th October 2016

Here we reproduce correspondence with  Councillor Kieran Quinn, Chair of Greater Manchester Pension Fund. In May 2016 we wrote an open letter to him, covering possible losses the Fund had sustained due to the declining value of coal stocks, and about the Fund’s preference for engagement with fossil fuel giants rather than divestment.  Here we…

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Welcome to Fossil Free Greater Manchester

28th September 2016

Welcome to this new site for Fossil Free Greater Manchester – the campaign for Greater Manchester Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuel investments and to reinvest the money in ways that enhance environmental, social and economic well-being in Greater Manchester and beyond. Find out more by visiting our Home Page and browsing the site.

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