We at RUSU want the University of Reading to go Fossil Free!
What is Fossil Free?
The Fossil Free Reading campaign is part of an international movement that aims to remove the fossil fuels social license to operate. It aims to encourage businesses, charities, universities and other companies to stop investing in coal, oil and gas companies that are accelerating climate change and creating irreparable damage to the planet.
Why are we campaigning for UoR to go Fossil Free?
Climate change is no longer a future threat and if the university continue to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds into unethical companies, they are giving them a social license to continue to operate and continue to damage the planet that we live on. We want the university’s investments and investments policy to reflect their environmental stance as an institution, because we believe that forward-thinking, ethical universities do not invest in BP and tobacco companies.
Where are we now?
RUSU responds to University of Reading’s new plan for Fossil Fuel Investments.
Want to find out more?
Click here to find out why we think that the University of Reading need a new Socially Responsible Investments Policy
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