Companies continue to destroy rainforest, drive species to extinction, produce massive climate emissions and abuse the human rights of their workers - all for palm oil. Photo by Uwe Aranas.
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Fossil Fools Day - March 27, 2013
What do you call an industry that is planning to cook the planet? An industry responsible for destroying land, polluting the air and water and violating the rights of people around the world? An industry who'se business model means burning over three times the amount of carbon our planetary budget can handle?
They are Fossil Fools, and on March 27th we're declaring
Fossil Fools Day. A national day of student action across Canada, we're going
to take aim at the Fossil Fools on our campuses.
We'll follow it up on April 1st with a special April Fools
online action to send a message to the Fossil Fools!
Already nearly a dozen fossil fuels divestment campaigns
have started up on campuses across the country, with more ready to launch in
the coming weeks. March 27th will be a chance for us all to stand together as
one and show Canada and the world the rising student power to take on climate
injustice. This has the chance to be the largest student day of action on
climate in Canada's history! For some campuses this will be the launch of their
divestment campaigns, for others a chance to escalate, and educate their fellow
students about the Fossil Fools they are investing in and supporting.
Fossil Fools is a partnership between 350.org and the
Canadian Youth Climate Coalition.