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March , 2015
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Guardian petition for fossil fuel divestment receives 60,000 signatures

Source: The guardian, Date: March , 2015

In less than 24 hours, more than 60,000 readers have joined a campaign on the Guardian’s website asking the world’s largest charitable foundations – the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust – to divest their endowments from fossil fuels. It was, in the words of one reader, “a big day in civic journalism”. The Guardian’s website and front page have never looked quite like it, as oil dripped down where the news would normally be. To the thousands of you who have signed our petition so far, we thank you. You have joined a movement that is creating the fastest growing divestment campaign in history.

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/keep-it-in-the-ground-blog/2015/mar/17/guardian-petition-for-fossil-fuel-divestment-receives-60000-signatures

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