24 February 2023
We’re thrilled that Victoria’s Glen Eira City Council has implemented a ban on fossil fuel sponsorships.
Its Philanthropic Partnership Policy now states they will not accept partners or donors involved in the:
With evidence of the health impacts of fossil fuel pollution growing, it’s wonderful to see Glen Eira putting the community first!
Monash favours fossils
Monash council has voted down a motion to prevent fossil fuel promotions, despite claiming its going to be carbon neutral by 2025.
Councillor Josh Fergeus put up the motion, and told council,
“Allowing advertising of fossil fuel products on council land runs counter to, not only to our stated objectives, but to our moral and ethical obligations.”
“Fossil fuel companies have known for decades and decades that they’re destroying our climate and they’ve donated, obfuscated and litigated themselves out of doing anything other than doubling down and making things worse and worse.”
However, Councillor Stuart James thought differently saying,
“This is absolutely the dictionary definition of virtue signalling. It’s grandstanding to facilitate people feeling good about attacking fossil fuel companies when they’re not even doing the wrong this to begin with.”