Organizations across Canada and around the world including universities, faith groups, unions, municipalities and individuals are withdrawing support for the fossil fuel industry by divesting.
By encouraging divestment, 350Vancouver brings attention to the economic risk in fossil fuel investments (80% of fossil fuels must stay in the ground to keep temperature increase to 2°C), engages the media, influences public opinion, and puts pressure on politicians to move away from a carbon-based economy.
Led by our dedicated colleagues at UBCc350, students and faculty at the University of British Columbia recently voted overwhelmingly for their university to divest from fossil fuels. Similar campaigns are underway at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University and many, many other places.
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