Oxford to take part in Fairtrade fortnight

Image Description: A picture of the top of the Radcliffe Camera Oxford University will be participating in Fairtrade Fortnight from the 22nd of February to the 7th of March, an annual event across the country. Oxford University is a Fairtrade institution and many central university and college catering services provide and use Fairtrade products. This […]

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Oxford University passes resolution banning investment in fossil fuels

Oxford University has passed an ‘historic’ motion requiring its endowment fund to divest from all direct investments in fossil fuel companies. The move comes after sustained campaigning from student activists. The motion also bans future investment in funds that primarily hold stock in fossil fuel companies, and requires endowment managers to request evidence of plans […]

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Oxford students disrupt big polluters’ recruitment event

Image description: scenes from the protest on Monday evening  The Oxford Climate Justice Campaign disrupted a recruitment event held by Glencore on Monday night. Glencore is one of the world’s largest natural resource companies and the Climate Justice Campaign described them as “climate criminals”. The official event, organised and advertised by the University careers service, […]

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Oxford University is the City’s Single Biggest Polluter

The city council has revealed that 80% of Oxford’s emissions comes from buildings, with the University being the biggest contributor. The findings came from the council’s Climate Emergency Strategy Support report, released in September 2019. Among the buildings sector, the institutional buildings sub-sector is responsible for over 25% of the city’s total emissions. This is […]

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More concessions for the Yellow Vests: working people of France are showing Macron who he works for

The widespread Gilets Jaunes, or “Yellow Vests” protests in France have entered their fifth week with no sign of ending. And with Macron’s approval rating having fallen to 18%, their success seems only to be accelerating. What started as a spontaneous appearance of protests by ordinary people across the country, furious about a regressive fuel […]

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Conservatives versus Climate

At the Paris Climate Conference Cameron declared “we should be taking action against climate change today”, but this virtue is not reflected in his domestic policy. In the eight months since their election the Tories have made drastic changes to the energy sector with far-reaching consequences.  These changes are troubling for any hopes of a […]

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