At our April meeting we decided we needed a main project to focus our energy with a clear objective. We started with thoughts around the main purpose of the transition movement, which is to be environmentally sustainable and to reduce CO2 emissions. And so we took up a new project to get the council to divest their pension fund from fossil fuels. After discovering that the pension fund does not sit with the city council, but the county council, we contacted 350.org, an organisation who help with community divestment campaigns. They put us in touch with Fossil Free Cambridgeshire (FFC), who had been running since early 2015 and we now collaborate with FFC on this campaign/project.
Our plan is 2 fold:
- We would like to see Peterborough City Council sign up to divestment.
- Work with FFC to get Cambridgeshire County Council Pension Fund Committee to agree to divest from fossil fuels
If you would like to join in with this project, or simply would like to find out more about it, please just come along to our next meeting.