ANNOUNCING​: Go Fossil Free Australia 350 org


ANNOUNCING​: Go Fossil Free Australia

Aaron Packard – Australia <>
6:18 PM (11 minutes ago)

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Dear Friend,

Last night in Sydney we not only did the maths with Bill McKibben to a packed out Seymour Centre, but we began something tremendously important.

We launched Go Fossil Free Australia – a campaign to divest Australia’s economy from fossil fuels. Check out the campaign by visiting

It’s time to move our money out of fossil fuels and into the clean energy economy. As members, beneficiaries, and customers of super funds, banks, governments, educational and religious institutions, each of us can play a powerful role in divesting Australia’s economy from fossil fuels.

On Monday night, sitting on the QandA panel with Bill McKibben, both Senator Cory Bernadi and the editor of the Australian Financial Review, Michael Stutchbury called the divestment campaign “Madness”. But yesterday 150 investors and fund managers, hosted at Goldman Sachs listened as Bill laid out our plans for divestment. The mood there was not adversarial, but it was constructive and curious – many investors want to be part of the solution, not the problem. And already there are local groups formed to push local institutions to divest from the fossil fuel industry – the likes of Fossil Free ANU, and Lock the Campus.

In short, the time for is right. There are tools on there to get you started in taking personal action, and joining together with the movement into action. Over the coming months we’ll be adding more tools and resources – but the effectiveness of this campaign is down to you and the people around you. Together we can bring forward a safer climate and a brighter, more renewable future for Australia.

And now we go onwards with the tour – with a big night in Canberra tonight!



Aaron, Charlie, Blair, Tim and everyone else involved.

PS – Bill says a big HI! is building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for email alerts. You can help power our work by getting involved locally, sharing your story, and donating here.To stop receiving emails from, click here.

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