Fossil Free Maastricht is recruiting! Over the last 2 years, Fossil Free Maastricht has been at the centre of environmental activism in Maastricht. We succeeded in getting the University to take a stand against harmful fossil fuel investments; we have put pressure on national bodies to do the same; we have run countless lectures and … Continue reading We’re recruiting!
Breaking news! We have just heard that Martin Paul, President of Maastricht University (UM), told the University Council in a public meeting on Wednesday 23 September that the Executive Board will publish a policy statement in favour of divestment from fossil fuel companies. This is an incredibly important victory for what has been a long … Continue reading Important Update: Maastricht University to Make Statement on Fossil Fuel Divestment!
Over the past few weeks many things have changed due to the disease CoViD19 caused by the new coronavirus SARS-COV-19. With social distancing measures and lockdowns in place and many of us relocating to stay with family or friends in different countries, Fossil Free Maastricht continues but looking rather different than usual. On Tuesday 7th … Continue reading Solidarity in the time of Coronavirus
After over a year of determined efforts on the part of Fossil Free Maastricht, Sally Thin (PhD candidate, Faculty of Law) was joined by ABP Chairperson Corien Wortmann-Kool and UM’s President Martin Paul to debate ABP’s current investment strategy in the fossil fuel industry and its role in supporting this destructive sector. The debate took … Continue reading ABP Divestment vs Engagement Debate Summary
On Monday 17 February, we, represented by Sarah (Sally) Thin took part in a debate with ABP's Voorzitter (Corien Wortmann-Kool) and the President of Maastricht University (Martin Paul). More on the debate will follow soon. For now, here is the text of Sally's opening speech. We are living in an era of climate emergency and … Continue reading ABP: Gambling with Our Future
At our Open Mic Night held at the Mandril last month we celebrated a range of victories that have been achieved by climate groups around the world this year. Looking at the range of milestones that were reached, 2019 has been a huge year for divestment and building a global climate movement. By September this … Continue reading Another World is Possible: Victories of 2019
At our last monthly potluck dinner, we used the space to have a discussion on climate grief and sustainable activism. The idea was to address negative emotions and factors that have a demotivating effect on our activism, and to discuss possible mechanisms we can employ for a sustainable and healthy activism. To have a framework … Continue reading Climate Grief and Sustainable Activism
Since a lot of new people have joined us recently and there are a lot of new staff and students in Maastricht, we thought we'd put together a brief overview of our DIVEST ABP campaign. More in-depth discussion will no doubt follow in future posts, but for now here's a short introduction to DIVEST ABP. … Continue reading A (Re)Introduction to the Divest ABP Campaign
We've had a load of new sign-ups recently so we thought we'd post a short welcome message with a bit more information for anyone who is new to Fossil Free (Maastricht) and who might like to get involved! We'll be posting more detailed information on the DIVEST ABP campaign soon - for now, here's a … Continue reading Welcome to Fossil Free Maastricht!
Fossil Free Maastricht members took part in the international global climate strike demonstrations on Friday 20 September. Over 2,500 people took part in Maastricht, marching through the streets and calling for concrete action by governments to prevent and mitigate climate change. Many of the chants specifically targeted the fossil fuel industry and its continued power … Continue reading Fossil Free Maastricht Strike for Climate