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Fossils, break free

Last week, the University of Sheffield’s investment gurus freed themselves from a long-standing addiction.

It’s taken three years and a combination of campaigning, cajoling and much creative thinking, but the University of Sheffield’s investments are now officially free of fossil fuels.

Sheffield’s divestment is not just a pledge—as many other universities have made—but practical action to extract university endowment funds from extractive energy sources such as oil, gas, coal and tar sands.

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