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!
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 . Continue reading Local residents stage ‘Climate Tug of War’ in Hastings Town Centre
10 February, Hastings: Members of Fossil Free Hastings  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
The next Fossil Free Hastings meeting will take place on Monday 29 February, 7 – 9pm at the White Rock Hotel (White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JX). It is open to participation by anyone who supports our two founding purposes.