Keep It In the Ground Lewes

Our name is changing to Keep It In the Ground (Lewes) - KIIGL This is because there are now groups all over East Sussex campaigning for the East Sussex Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels. There are encouraging signs from other pension funds and much more activity nationally and globally. We need to keep up the pressure on fossil fuels so please join in! Contact Arnold Simanowitz on 01273 480011 or email arnold@simanowitz.co.uk

Campaigners from around East Sussex have launched a new brochure and web tool to help members of the East Sussex Pension Fund (ESPF) lobby the County Council to reinvest the £172 million it currently has invested in the coal, oil and gas industries. See Fossil Free Hastings

Members of the East Sussex Pension Fund can use the new web tool to contact the chair of the East Sussex Pension Committee, Richard Stogdon, and urge the Committee to divest the Fund from fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas). A printed brochure with a tear-off slip addressed to the Committee chair, suitable for Pension Fund members to share with their colleagues, is also available free on request from Fossil Free Hastings, c/o Ore Place Farmhouse, TN34 2RA or divesteastsussex@gmail.com

There is also an ongoing petition on the East Sussex County Council website

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