Fossil Free Hastings coverage in the HO and HOT

Coverage in the 19 Feb '16 issue of the Hastings Observer
Coverage in the 19 Feb ’16 issue of the Hastings Observer

We’ve started to generate some local media coverage for divestment in Hastings. The print edition of this week’s (19 Feb) Hastings Observer carries a fairly sizeable report on two of our recent actions (see above). Two reports have also appeared on the HO website [Link 1] [Link 2], as well as this report in the Hastings Online Times.

Don’t miss our next meeting on Monday 29 February, where we’ll be planning the next steps for the campaign!

Local residents stage ‘Climate Tug of War’ in Hastings Town Centre

The Climate Tug of War about to get under way.
The Climate Tug of War about to get under way.

13 February, Hastings: Residents of Hastings and St Leonards staged a tug of war between fossil fuel industries and the earth’s climate in Hastings Town Centre this afternoon, as part of a new local campaign, Fossil Free Hastings. The campaign aims to get East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to rid itself of its £172m of investments in the oil, coal and gas industries [2]. Continue reading Local residents stage ‘Climate Tug of War’ in Hastings Town Centre

‘Carbon bubble’ protest outside Hastings Borough Council meeting

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Blowing bubbles outside the Town Hall.

10 February, Hastings: Members of Fossil Free Hastings [1] blew bubbles outside – and leafleted Borough Councillors going into – a full council meeting of Hastings Borough Council yesterday evening (10 Feb), to warn of the risk posed to local people’s pensions by local government investments in the fossil fuel industries (coal, oil and gas). Continue reading ‘Carbon bubble’ protest outside Hastings Borough Council meeting