Students urge RMIT to divest

Fossil Free RMIT protested on May 12 for fossil fuel divestment.

Students at RMIT marched through Melbourne on May 12 as part of a global push for fossil fuel divestment.

After making noise throughout the university they ended their march with a game of hopscotch outside the university management offices to show university management how they can make the leap to divestment.

Thanks to three years of pressure from students and staff, RMIT has introduced new investment principles which put it in the right position to divest.

While this is an important step for the university it still has to make the leap and actually divest.

The action, organised by Fossil Free RMIT, was part of a larger campaign demanding universities around the country dump their investments in fossil fuels.

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