Please write to the East Sussex Pension Committee before 18 July and ask them to divest our pensions from fossil fuels!

The East Sussex Pension Fund – which holds the pensions for a wide range of organisations from across East Sussex – currently has an estimated £172m invested in the fossil fuel industries1 (oil, coal and gas). These investments are damaging the balance of our climate and pose a serious risk to local people’s pensions (see below).

On the 18 July 2016 the East Sussex Pension Committee – the body that has authority for all pension-related investment decisions – will be holding the Fund’s annual investment strategy meeting at County Hall in Lewes.

Please write to one or more of the five County Councillors who sit on the Committee, before the 18th July, and urge them to support the divestment of the East Pension Fund from these irresponsible and financially risky investments (see below for more information and suggestions for points that you might like to make when you write): Continue reading Please write to the East Sussex Pension Committee before 18 July and ask them to divest our pensions from fossil fuels!

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Help spread the word!

Following Fossil Free Hastings successful lobbying to get Hastings Borough Council to pass a fossil fuel divestment motion, we are now working with other divestment campaigners in East Sussex to get East Sussex County Council to follow Hastings’ lead. If you’re based in Hastings & St Leonards then please help spread the word about the ongoing campaign using the flier opposite, available to download as an easy-to-print PDF file here.