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Schoolkids take note: schools help fund climate change!

As thousands of school students from across the UK prepare to take to the streets on Friday (15 March) to demand urgent action on climate change, Divest East Sussex has discovered that over 40 schools and sixth-form colleges in East Sussex are inadvertently funding global warming through their contributions to the East Sussex Pension Fund (ESPF). Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:37 Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Divest East Sussex divestment East Sussex Pension Fund Gabriel Carlyle Nick Terdre school strike

Lewes signs up for fossil fuel divestment

The divestment campaign in East Sussex has taken a significant step forward, with Lewes Town Council adding its voice to calls for East Sussex Pension Fund to sell its investment in fossil fuels. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:58 Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: divestment East Sussex Hastings Borough Council Julia Hilton Keep It In The Ground Lewes Susan Murray Waltham Forest Will Elliott

Divestment petition for pension committee

Divestment campaigners will step up the pressure on East Sussex County Council to withdraw pension fund investments from fossil fuels by handing in a petition ahead of the pension committee meeting next Monday. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:38 Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 In: Campaigns Tags: Divest East Sussex divestment East Sussex County Council East Sussex Pension Committee East Sussex Pension Fund ESCC Fossil Free Hastings Local Authority Pension Fund Forum Pension Funds Waltham Forest

Divestment advice for pension committee

Divestment campaigners from Hastings and elsewhere in East Sussex stepped up their campaign to persuade the East Sussex Pension Committee to switch funds out of fossil fuels by sending the latest findings of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to committee chairman, Richard Stogden. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:50 Friday, Dec 2, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: Bob Standley David Tutt divestment East Sussex Pension Committee East Sussex Pension Fund Emily Johns Fossil Free Hastings Frank Carstairs Hastings Borough Council Julia Hilton Michael Wincott Tania Charman Waltham Forest Pension Committee WMO World Meteorological Organisation

Tools launched for fossil fuel divestment

Campaigners from around East Sussex have launched a new brochure and web tool to help members of the East Sussex Pension Fund (ESPF) lobby the county council to reinvest the £172 million it currently has invested in the coal, oil and gas industries. Fossil Free Hastings reports.

Posted 17:00 Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 In: Campaigns Tags: divestment East Sussex Pension Committee East Sussex Pension Fund Fossil Free Hastings Glasgow University Hastings Borough Council Julia Hilton Mark Carney Oslo Oxford Richard Stogdon Seattle World Council of Churches

Call for fossil fuel divestment

People from around East Sussex will be gathering at County Hall next Tuesday (12 July) to hand in a petition calling on East Sussex County Council to divest the East Sussex Pension Fund of its investments in fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas). Report from Fossil Free Hastings.

Ditch fossil fuel investments, Greens tell ESCC

Local Greens are calling on East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to join the battle against climate change by moving its pension fund investments out of the fossil fuel industry. Nick Terdre reports.

Palestine supporters get organised in Hastings

This Thursday sees the inaugural meeting of a Hastings branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign at the White Rock Hotel. Chris Cormack spoke to Rachel Lever, one of the founder members of the branch, to find out more about their aims and objectives.

Posted 13:13 Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: and sanctions BDS Boycotts Chris Cormack divestment friends of yatma Palestine Palestinie solidarity campaign Rachel Lever
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