Divestment

350 Madison’s Divestment Campaign

The 350 Madison Divestment Campaign has taken on various targets, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and local government, to banks, credit unions, and personal investments. Whatever the target, our goal is to: Challenge the legitimacy of—indeed, stigmatize—the fossil fuel industry by highlighting its singularly destructive impact and the moral dimensions of the climate crisis; Undercut (More...)

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The Global Divestment Movement

The global movement to divest from fossil fuels is the biggest movement of its kind in history. To date, institutions collectively worth $6 trillion have divested in full or in part from coal, gas, and oil. Some notable examples: In February 2018, the University of Edinburgh decided to fully divest its £1 billion endowment fund (More...)

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Divest UW

Overpass Light Brigade350 Madison and the University of Wisconsin–Madison student group Climate Action 350 UW–Madison are working with campus fossil fuel divestment campaigns across the country to change the math of the climate crisis. We are calling on UW–Madison to divest from enterprises that extract, transport, process, or distribute fossil fuels. The primary purpose of (More...)

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“If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.” — Bill McKibben The 350 Madison Divestment Campaign is part of a global movement committed to defunding and delegitimizing the fossil fuel industry and encouraging investment in clean alternatives. The movement urges universities and colleges, local governments, religious organizations, retirement funds, (More...)

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