Divest West Midlands is part of the growing international divestment mission coordinated by Fossil Free calling for organisations, institutions and individuals to demonstrate moral leadership and end their break their ties with the fossil fuel industry.
On 14th September, 2018, we used money provided by our Edge Fund grant to organise a day of action calling for Coventry Council to divest its pension fund from fossil fuels and fracking, and to invest in clean energy - this follows Birmingham City Council agreeing to do the same in 2017. This campaign kickstarted our Coventry group, getting more people engaged in our meetings.
The money we received has enabled us to book rooms, maintain our website, and to prepare for this event – as well as to plan for actions in the new year. A massive thanks to Edge Fund!