You can join with Greenpeace and stop Sydney Uni from funding Whitehaven Coal
The University of Sydney is funding the destruction of endangered forest, prime farmland, and indigenous heritage sites through a million dollar investment in Whitehaven Coal. Sydney Uni has announced that they will make no further investments in coal while they review their investment policy, but we need to make sure they stop funding the destructive Maules Creek mine now.
Coal mining by Whitehaven
Coal mining planned for New South Wales by Whitehaven Coal is expected to destroy approximately 5000 hectares – that’s more than half – of Leard State Forest, and produce 30 million tonnes of carbon pollution per year.
“This mine is being built on a tract of woodland so important it’s been classified as ‘tier 1 biodiversity’. It’s so rare that only 0.1% of its original extent remains in the world in an undisturbed state. It is home to over 396 native species, 26 of which are threatened. That includes the koala, squirrel glider, corben’s longeared bat, pale headed snake and barking owl.” – Greenpeace
Greenpeace tells Sydney Uni to stop funding
Around the world, individuals and communities are joining together to oppose fossil fuel projects. From openly calling for sit-ins and getting arrested (Keystone XL movement, Canada and the US), to denying fossil fuel companies access to land (Lock the Gate, Australia), and to tackling coal-mine expansion…” – Point of No Return Report by Greenpeace.
The University still owns around million of shares in Whitehaven Coal — a destructive company that represents everything that is wrong with the coal industry in Australia. Greenpeace makes its position clear that funding the Maules Creek mine is wrong.
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How you can help
Write to the University of Sydney and do your part to stop the destruction caused by Whitehaven Coal: