The student led, country-wide event is hoping to persuade universities and colleges to use fewer fossil fuels and to see the benefits of investing in greener power generating firms.

Students in Universities such as the University of Nottingham, campaigning on Go Green Week, are hoping to get their institution to stop investing in what they see as unethical fossil fuel companies.

Nottingham is known as one of the greenest cities in the country. However, its universities, in terms of ethical investment, are said to be lacking.

According to a 2015 university league table by People & Planet, the organisation responsible for Go Green Week, Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham reached 25% and 0% respectively for ethical investment.

A move to more ethical investments could actually benefit these local institutions according to Nottingham City Council.

Councillor Alan Clark for Energy and Sustainability talking on ethical investments

There is a petition currently running on the People and Planet organisation website, set up by students, specifically to get the University of Nottingham to stop investing in fossil fuels.

Currently sat at 852 signatures, the petition calls for the university to freeze its investments in fossil fuels and stop investing in fossil fuels, whilst moving those funds to more ethical companies in five years.

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