• Divest Loves Park From Fossil Fuels
    Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying the future of our children and city, and reinvest in solutions to climate change. We cannot count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events like those we experienced last spring and summer overwhelm local budgets. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. As the "City with a Heart," divestment is the only choice for Loves Park. Let's divest for the city, its children, and the well being of all of us.
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    Created by Matt Slade Picture
  • Divest Delhi from Fossil Fuels!
    Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change. We can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events overwhelm local budgets. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. It's time to divest from fossil fuels now!
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    Created by Nehul Yadav
  • Divest Ashland From Fossil Fuels
    Even as extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy, floods, droughts and fires threaten to overwhelm local budgets, federal inaction to solve this crisis is all but stalled. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for institutions that care about the planet and its residents. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency.
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    Created by Winston Friedman
  • Make Massachusetts the First State to Divest from Fossil Fuels!
    THE BURNING OF FOSSIL FUELS IS DESTROYING THE CLIMATE. The level of CO2 in the atmosphere on May 10 2013 reached 400 ppm, the highest level in human history, caused in large part by the burning of fossil fuels. Fossil fuel corporations have 5 times more oil, coal and gas in known reserves than climate scientists think is safe to burn. EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS UNDERLINE THE URGENCY OF THE ISSUE. In just the last year, the US. has struggled to contend with extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy, the Midwest drought and the Colorado wildfire. These events are serious reminders of the need to take bold action to curb climate change now. The impacts on Massachusetts' coastal communities and economy due to climate-related shifts will lead to billions of dollars of loss in the future. DIVESTMENT FROM FOSSIL FUELS IS A MORAL ISSUE Just like in the movements to divest from the tobacco industry or to end Apartheid in South Africa, climate change is a deeply moral issue. Nationwide, colleges, religious organizations, cities, and states are campaigning for divestment from fossil fuels on moral grounds: If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, then it’s also wrong to profit from that wreckage. INVESTMENT IN FOSSIL FUELS PRESENTS RISK. A report released by the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the London School of Economics shows that 60 to 80 percent of coal, oil and gas reserves held by the top 200 oil, gas and mining companies listed on the world’s stock exchanges could be considered unburnable and therefore far less valuable than thought. The value of fossil fuel investments is predicted to implode, bursting the “carbon bubble. INVESTMENT IN FOSSIL FUELS STUNTS MASSACHUSETTS’ OTHER GREEN EFFORTS. By investing in clean energy and energy efficiency, Massachusetts has shown the nation that we can reduce our impact on the climate while creating jobs. Investment in fossil fuels stunts those efforts. Big oil spends $167,000 daily lobbying the U.S. Congress, frequently to block clean energy solutions. On the other hand, divestment from fossil fuels is a logical extension of the Commonwealth’s consistently Green leadership. It’s time to invest in our future.
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  • Divest Oak Ridge From Fossil Fuels
    Since climate change is already affecting people around the world, we need to step up as a community and take action. By divesting from fossil fuels, we can invest in other technologies that will help fuel the future without destroying the planet. In Oak Ridge, we have the power and resources to develop and implement these technologies, so we must lead the way by taking a stand against the fossil fuel industry.
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    Created by Secret City Sustainability Picture
  • Divest Solana Beach from Fossil Fuels!
    Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change. We can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events like the record rain fall in the Duluth area last Spring overwhelm local budgets. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. It's time to divest from fossil fuels now!
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    Created by Michael Hetz
  • Divest the City of Grand Junction, CO From Fossil Fuels
    Carbon loading of our atmosphere is now having a devastating effect on our environment. It is wrong to continue to pour pollution into the atmosphere and it is wrong to profit from it. Financial companies such as HSBC, Citibank and the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's have now raised concerns about the financial stability of fossil fuel companies. Many institutions across the US are now divesting from fossil fuels. At over 200 campuses across the US, there are active campaigns to divest institutional funds from fossil fuel companies.
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    Created by Lou V
  • Divest the City of Hamilton from Fossil Fuels!
    The City of Hamilton took leadership on climate change and signed the first community Climate Change Charter in Ontario. The City of Hamilton has a responsibility to protect the lives and livelihoods of its inhabitants from the threat of climate change. To do this they must divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change. We can not count on the federal government. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. It's time to divest from fossil fuels now!
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  • For The City of Sydney To Divest From Fossil Fuels
    As one of Australia's largest and often self proclaimed 'greenest' cities, the Councilors of Sydney must lead by example and make Sydney the first city in Australia to declare itself Fossil Fuel Free. Profiting from the extraction, manufacturing, and burning of fossil fuels is both economically unviable and morally wrong. By divesting from hydrocarbon businesses, City of Sydney can instead invest in clean energy, contributing to a safer climate and investing in a more sustainable industry. The worlds carbon budget for stopping more then 2 degrees of warming is set at 565 gigatonnes. Meaning 80% of the known fossil fuel reserves MUST stay in the ground. It is unacceptable for the City o Sydney to continue investing in the fossil fuel industry.
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    Created by Will Bennett
  • Divest Denver From Fossil Fuels
    Climate change is ravaging our state, nation, and planet with more wildfires, drought, higher food prices and extreme weather events. Hurricane Sandy relief exceeded $50 billion and in Colorado alone insurers estimated wildfire damage exceeded $450 million to personal property by July 2012. Not only are the economic costs of climate change becoming more prevalent, but the moral implications are more apparent. While climate change is severely impacting our quality of life now, it is young people whose future ability to thrive - and even survive - on our planet will be most impacted. Denver has a moral obligation to address climate change and divestment is a critical step in taking a stand for our city’s future, our children, and our planet. We now know that the majority of proven fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground. The math is simple: 1) almost every government in the world agrees we must keep global warming below 2 degrees to avoid catastrophic climate change, 2) to stay below 2 degrees we can only add about 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, and 3) current proven fossil fuel reserves (fossil fuels already slated for extraction) equal about 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide, or five times more than we can release to maintain only 2 degrees of warming. Fossil fuel divestment is a financially and socially responsible way Denver can take action on climate change. Fossil fuel divestment is financially responsible. Climate change is negatively impacting our local economy via effects such as increased wildfire frequency and intensity as well as decreased snow fall threatening our agriculture and tourism sectors. Therefore, it is in Denver’s economic interest to divest from an industry that contributes to costly climate disasters and extreme weather. Additionally, fossil fuel investments themselves are increasingly bad investments. While some argue divestment from fossil fuels could harm their portfolios, a recent analysis conducted for The Associated Press shows the opposite. The research firm S&P Capital IQ found that by one measure, endowments would have been better off had they divested 10 years ago. An investment in fossil fuels is a bet that the world will do nothing about climate change, that it'll stand idly by and watch events like the droughts, wildfires, and super storms of 2012 and not take any serious action. As Robert F. Kennedy Jr. puts it, "at some point, we have to acknowledge that, either we are going to destroy the planet or the oil stocks are over-valued." Fossil fuel divestment is also socially responsible. As the urgency of taking action on climate change heightens, many communities, educational institutions, religious institutions, and other municipalities are joining the fossil fuel divestment movement today just as they did in the 1980’s during the anti-apartheid movement. Cities including Seattle and San Francisco have already pledged to divest from fossil fuels. As a responsible and respected leader in our region, Denver should divest from fossil fuels because, if it is wrong to cause catastrophic climate change, it is also wrong to profit from its causes. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency.
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    Created by Roberta Traverso-Estes
  • Divest Hawaii's Employees’ Retirement System from Fossil Fuels
    We want that Hawaii State retirement funds are not invested into fossil fuel industries. On a financial basis, the retirees may lose out if the fossil fuel companies fall in value. On a moral basis, it is wrong to profit from wrecking the climate. On a local basis Hawaii needs to combat climate change for its own survival. Please join our petition.
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  • Divest Northampton, MA from Fossil Fuels!
    Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change. We can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events like the record rain fall in the Duluth area last Spring overwhelm local budgets. We have the solutions, but we won’t see any political progress on the issue until we can weaken the power of the fossil fuel industry. The bottom line is this: divestment is the only moral choice for governments that care about their citizens. Solving the climate crisis is the only practical choice for governments that care about their solvency. It's time to divest from fossil fuels now!
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    Created by Alyssa Robb