Start a Campaign to Divest From Fossil Fuels!

We're all part of institutions that ought to be looking out for the public good, from city and state governments to religious institutions to other kinds of charities and non-profits. Most of these institutions invest money in stocks and bonds, and have a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future.

Fossil Free is an international campaign calling on institutions to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in solutions to climate change. Learn more at

Getting Started

You don’t need 51% of your community on board to win a campaign, but public support counts. Run a petition to show that there is support for fossil fuel divestment (it’s also a great way to build up your group). Getting started is simple:

Step 1: Use the map above to search for a campaign that's already happening in your area. If you locate one, sign on and join the effort!

Step 2: If you don't see a campaign for your city, state or institution, consider starting one as a first step. You'll be able to promote your petition, gather signatures, and email those who have signed to gather support for your campaign. Host events, debates, and film nights to educate your peers about the issue, or plan a creative action to make divestment the cool thing happening in your community.

Not Ready to Start a Petition Yet?

If you don't know right away where to get started, talk and meet with your friends, neighbors and coworkers about starting a campaign, and do a little research to find out who has the power to give you what you want. Remember to think outside the box about who to meet with: a diversity of experiences and opinions often makes a campaign stronger. As you build local support, you’ll be able to bring a team together to help drive your campaign forward.

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