Our tactic is divestment, our message is climate justice, and our goal is to create a just and livable future for all. Please read our Principles and our Narrative which serve to guide our movement's national escalation throughout 2020.
Divest Ed is a member of the Youth Climate Strike Coalition, which announced in January that April 22nd, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, will launch 3 consecutive days of massive strikes, rallies, teach-ins, and other actions, fulfilling our promise to take the climate strike movement beyond what we achieved on September 20.
Whether you're a student, an alumnus, a parent, or just interested in learning more, this is your chance to get plugged in.
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Together, we are building an unstoppable movement to demand fossil fuel divestment from our colleges and universities and the socially responsible reinvestment of our endowments.
What is F2D2?
Fossil Fuel Divestment Day (aka "F2D2") is on February 13th, 2020 and will be a national distributed day of action for student fossil fuel divestment campaigns!
On February 13th, campus divestment campaigns across the country, along with allies in state pension divestment campaigns and international groups, will take unified action to prove that our movement is bigger than ever. Coordination at this scale is unprecedented in our movement. By acting together, Fossil Fuel Divestment Day will give us the chance to make our voices heard on a global scale.
And we aren’t just going to act on February 13th. F2D2 will mark the beginning of mass escalation for the divestment movement throughout 2020.
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Our Narrative & Principles
- Our Fossil Fuel Divestment Day Action Toolkit has tons of resources for new and veteran divestment campaigners! Learn how to plan an action, how to gain media coverage, and how to debrief with your team.
- Our Fossil Fuel Divestment Day Social Media Toolkit has social media copy for amplification on the day of action.
- Here is a doc of Frequently Asked Questions for participating in F2D2.
- We've assembled more resources for planning for F2D2 here.
- Fossil Fuel Divestment Day is taking place during Black History Month. Check out these resources for anti-racist climate organizing to ensure your campaign is organizing conscientiously for collective liberation.
- Actions and escalation are exciting, but what comes next? Learn how to maintain momentum after F2D2 with Go Fossil Free's Act, Recruit, Train: Campaigning Strategy guide.
- We also held an F2D2 Prep Movement-wide Call on Tuesday, January 28th with over 35 campaigns attending to share resources, make final preparations before F2D2, and get hyped for what 2020 mass escalation can look like! Go here to access the call slides and recording.
Fossil Fuel Divestment Day isn't a stand-alone event. It is part of a year-long timeline of national escalation for the divestment movement, starting from the September Climate Strikes in 2019 through fall 2020!
To learn more about how divestment campaigns can participate in the Youth Climate Strikes, read here!
Applications for our 2020 Summer Organizing Fellowship are now open! Read the FAQs and apply by March 8th!
About the Fellowship
Our national summer organizing fellowship is a leadership development program for college student fossil fuel divestment organizers who want to grow their organizing skills, deepen their commitment to climate justice, and cultivate connections with other students across the country.
We are committed to organizing at the intersections of climate justice, and we seek to ground the fellowship in the principles and practice of anti-oppression.
By the end of the fellowship, fellows will have all the basic skills necessary to run a campus campaign — campaign strategy, facilitation, negotiation, action planning, movement theory, investment literacy, etc. — as well as deep connections with students at other campuses that will outlast their college years.
- Free! There is no fee to participate.
- Fellows begin by attending a Kickoff Training Retreat from June 15th-19th.
- Fellows work in our office in Cambridge, MA for 3 days a week (21 hours per week) from June 25th-August 13th.
- Free housing is available for any fellow who is not local, with gratitude to 350 Mass and other supportive community members who are offering an open room in their homes.
- Fellows can receive a stipend of up to $250/week (up to $2,000 total). We also offer travel assistance for the retreat and additional financial assistance based on need.
- We view climate justice through the lens of race, gender, class, and the colonial and imperialist history of the United States. We aim to center anti-oppression in both our movement and campus organizing.
Who should apply?
● Students attending college in the United States who will be students in Fall 2020. First and second years are encouraged to apply!
● Students involved in fossil fuel divestment campaigns on their campuses.
● Students who are new to organizing and may not have leadership positions in their campaign yet, but are ready to become more involved.
● Students who are passionate about the national student divestment movement.
● The Fellowship will intentionally prioritize students of backgrounds that need to be centered in the divestment movement, including black, indigenous, and people of color, poor and working class people, people from communities directly impacted by climate change, environmental injustice, and fossil fuel extraction, people with disabilities, immigrants, and women, trans, and nonbinary folks.
Ready to apply?
- Final application deadline: End of Sunday, March 8th
- Applicants notified of status: Friday, March 13th
- Deadline for accepted applicants to confirm participation: Friday, March 20th
First, read through all our FAQs.
We encourage each divestment campaign to collectively discuss this Fellowship and who should apply. Feel free to print and share our Divest Ed Organizing Fellowship 1-Pager at your next general meeting!
QUESTIONS? Please contact Rachel Schlueter, Campus Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.