Global Divestment Mobilisation 2017 is almost here!

Global Divestment Mobilisation is almost upon us! This year’s actions to raise the profile of divestment, locally, nationally and globally takes place from the 5th -13th May 2017.

In South Yorkshire we have 3 exciting events lined up.  On Friday 5th May we will be getting inspired by our ‘Buried Sunshine’ event, an evening of theatre, music and refreshments.  The theatre highlights some of the issues of coal mining in Colombia.  For more details and to book, please follow this link.

On Saturday 6th May, South Yorkshire Fossil Free!, the divestment group of Sheffield Climate Alliance, will be staging an ‘Only dinosaurs invest in fossil fuels’ event on the Moor, Sheffield, outside the Moor Market.  We will be very visible with our giant inflatable dinosaurs and making balloon dinosaurs!

Kate and Janet with the 'dinosaur'

Kate and Janet with the ‘dinosaur’

We will be engaging the public in discussions about divestment and asking them to sign our petition urging the South Yorkshire Pension Authority to divest.   We hope to be joined by Natalie Bennett, local Green Party candidate, for part of this event.

‘Only dinosaurs invest in fossil fuels’ will be repeated in Doncaster on Saturday the 13th May at the Clock Tower.  Both events start at 10am.

Come and join thousands of people worldwide, urging them to persuade our institutions to do the right thing and divest from fossil fuels.  We hope to see you at our events!

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