The University of Manchester has promised to reconsider its fossil fuel investments, in response to a successful occupation by student activists highlighting the University’s extensive investments in the fossil fuel industry. Pressure applied by environmental campaigners has led to the University of Manchester committing to review its fossil fuel investment portfolio after students staged a […]
Fossil fuels, oh fossil fuels, where did you go?
On Monday 2nd Sept, Rising Up family group visited the Greater Manchester Pension Fund to give cards that children had made asking them to stop investing £2billion in fossil fuels. Lillia Adetoro, 10-year-old climate activist, read out a poem on the day and is seeking a meeting with the Pension Fund’s chair, Cllr Brenda Warrington, to talk. […]
‘Honk if you hate moor fires’: Manchester residents want clean pensions
On Friday afternoon local residents demonstrated outside the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s annual general meeting in Tameside demanding the fund divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies. Organised by Fossil Free Greater Manchester, a coalition of organisations and individuals, the protesters presented remnants from the recent moorland fires on Saddleworth Moor and Winter Hill to […]