Fossil Free Wageningen

Fossil Free
A Movement for Divestment from
Fossil Fuels
What is the Fossil Free Movement?
A.k.a: “The Divestment Campaign”
• Initiated by in early 2012
• Now: 660 separate campaigns in 9 different countries at
universities, municipalities, religious institutions, etc.
• 181 campaigns have already signed commitments
• Endorsed by Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Naomi Klein and many
A movement to get as many institutions and organisations to publicly divest from
the fossil fuel industry as possible, in order to send a message to politicians and
corporations that fossil fuel dependency must end
Why divest from fossil fuels?
“If it is wrong to wreck the planet, then it is wrong to profit from
that wreckage.” Bill McKibben
"We want institutions to immediately freeze any
new investment in fossil fuel companies, and
divest from direct ownership and any
commingled funds that include fossil fuel public
equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.“
– Bill McKibben,
Fossil Free Wageningen
What can you do?
• Check if your municipality, university, bank
and pension fund has divested
• Start your own campaign
• Join us at the National FossilFreeNL Gathering
in Amsterdam, 23rd October, 7-9pm
• Keep in touch via:
– Facebook: FF Wageningen
– Email:
– Website: or