Your Voice

Clean Up Our Campus.

22 - 28 October

Time is running out. It’s time to Clean Up Our Campus.

The news confirms this: Only last week the BBC warned us of the “final call to halt 'climate catastrophe'” and “why it's vital we take steps to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees”.

The profligate burning of fossil fuels is undoubtedly the major worldwide contributor to global warming, which presents a very real risk to the longevity of the College (and indeed the human race). Royal Holloway is believed to have £4,851,200 invested in fossil fuels. That’s 6.4% of total a endowment fund of £75,800,000.

The Heads of States, Ministers, and other heads of delegation present at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2009 emphasised their “strong political will to urgently combat climate change in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities”, and it’s time that our academic community takes action “in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities”.

Join your Students’ Union President, Clem Jones, in calling upon the College to divest from fossil fuels. Check out how you can get involved below:


Events

Climate Change Film Screening
22nd October 7:30pm - 9pm
Arts Lecture Theatre 1
Join us for a screening of a film that demonstrates explicitly why we need to change our actions to save the planet.
Divestment Panel Discussion
23rd October 5pm - 6pm
Medicine
With speakers from CRIS, People and Planet, and 350.org, we tackle the topic of divesting from fossil fuels, and whether it's the solution to a complex issue.
Climate Change Liberation Workshop
26th October 4pm - 6pm
Medicine Room 2
Join People and Planet for a workshop on bringing liberation issues into climate change activism.


News

Blog: Lobbying College To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Your Union President, Clem Jones, gives us all the details as to why his pledge to 'Clean Up Your Campus' is important, and what actions have taken place to ensure this happens.