• Divest Nevada City from Fossil Fuels
    We are a group of students and teachers at Twin Ridges Home Study who are concerned about our climate. We are especially concerned about the high levels of ground level ozone in our atmosphere. The burning of fossil fuels is one of the main contributors to high ozone levels and a catalyst of climate change. This risks the health of current and future generations. We are afraid of losing our beautiful environment including our clean air and water. We would like Nevada City to continue to be at the forefront of environmental action. By divesting from fossil fuels we would begin to lead the nation in the fight against climate change.
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    Created by Trina Hunner
  • Support Divestment from Fossil Fuels in Minneapolis!
    Our local institutions have 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.
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    Created by Jean Ross
  • Divest Newport Beach from Fossil Fuels!
    Newport Beach is the blessed home to nearly 100,000 people many of whom have been very successful in business, and who are caring, intelligent, They care very much about their legacy and want to do all they can to insure that those that follow enjoys the benefits they've become accustomed to.
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    Created by mark tabbert
  • Divest Connecticut from Fossil Fuels!
    The science is clear that humans are accelerating and intensifying the effects of climate change because of our insatiable comsumption of fossil fuels. We need to act now and act swiftly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so that our children and grandchildren can realize a life on a livable planet. Connecticut taxpayers are paying for climate change - recovery funds to repair our state from Hurricane Sandy's destruction, lost revenue from a Long Island experiencing rising tides and water temperatures, floods on our rivers and streams, impacts to our farmers and our agricultural industry. Why would we pay tens of millions to try and recover from Hurricane Sandy and at the same time support those corporations making the next Hurricane inevitable? Fossil fuel companies are a bad investment for the planet, for the State of Connecticut, and for the pocketbook/wallet of the people who vote you in/out of office. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of Billions of dollars. Experts agree that global warming will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years. Regarding the pocketbook, market analysts at HSBC have warned oil and gas majors, including BP, Shell and Statoil, that they could face a loss in market value of up to 60% should the international community stick to agreed emissions reduction targets. Their prediction is based on an ‘unburnable carbon’ scenario – a scenario where oil and gas falls to keep atmospheric concentration below 450 ppm. The analysts argue that the oil market is still failing to think about a low carbon future – ‘because of its long-term nature, we doubt the market is pricing in the risk of a loss of value from this issue’.
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    Created by Charles Button
  • Divest the Colorado State Treasury from Fossil Fuels!
    We are concerned with the moral and economic issues around being invested in companies that contribute to climate change. Climate change is ravaging our state, nation and planet with more wildfires, drought, higher food prices and extreme weather events. 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. Not only are the moral implications becoming more apparent, but the economic issues are also becoming prevalent. Hurricane Sandy relief exceeded $50 billion and in Colorado alone insurers estimated wildfire damage exceeded $450 million to personal property by July 2012. This would not be the first time Colorado has divested state investments on moral grounds. Several years ago, in 2007, a bill was passed requiring divestment from companies supporting atrocities in Sudan. Here, the bill would be based on economic as well as moral grounds. Moreover, the impact of the legislation to our own quality of life - and that of generations to come, would be far greater. *Update: The Colorado State Treasury has less than .01% of its $7 billion investment in oil and gas. That means that since a small portion of our investment is in fossil fuels it will have essentially no effect on our overall portfolio if we divest! But that also mean that we still have somewhere around $70 million invested in oil and gas, which is $70 million too much.
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    Created by Mark Chavez
  • Divest Cambridge Pension Fund from Fossil Fuels!
    The global climate crisis is harming individuals, families and communities around the world -- and that includes the citizens of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The crisis was created by, and is perpetuated by, the extraction of carbon deposits and their use as fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry is literally destroying our planet. And it is wrong for civic institutions to profit from this destruction. The City of Cambridge, by making this bold statement, can play a true leadership role in turning our state and our nation away from global catastrophe and toward a just, healthy, and sustainable future.
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    Created by Jim Recht
  • Divest the Maine Public Employees Retirement System from Fossil Fuels
    We the people of Maine take our state motto seriously: "Dirigo" ("I Lead"). From our first greenhouse gas emissions inventory in 1995 to the nation’s first statewide climate change law in 2003, Maine has been a leader in addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Despite good initiatives by both public and private sectors in Maine, atmospheric CO2 and climate change are accelerating. Climate scientists say we have years, not decades, to stabilize CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Climate change is already having an impact on the people and natural resources of Maine, and those effects will only get more severe if we do not take further action now. The fossil fuel industry is not looking out for our welfare. They consume millions in federal subsidies, spend millions on candidates, lobbying, and climate denial campaigns to protect their interests, all while planning to dig up and burn enough fossil fuels to devastate the planet. We do not believe the public employees of the state wish to have pension security at the cost of the health and safety of the people of Maine. Fossil fuel investments no longer represent fiduciary responsibility. We believe there are socially responsible investments available to the Public Employees Retirement Fund that will provide more true security to the hard-working public servants of the State of Maine. Let us continue to Lead.
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    Created by Read Brugger
  • Divest Vermont’s Retirement Funds From Fossil Fuels
    Vermonters are paying for climate change - recovery funds to repair our state from Irene’s destruction, lost revenue when Lake Champlain floods or when the ski season shrinks, impacts to our farmers and our agricultural industry. In Bill McKibben’s words, “Why would we pay tens of millions to try and recover from Irene and at the same time support those corporations making the next Irene inevitable?” Fossil fuel companies are a bad investment both for the planet and for our pocketbooks. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Experts agree that global warming will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years. Regarding the pocketbook, market analysts at HSBC have warned oil and gas majors, including BP, Shell and Statoil, that they could face a loss in market value of up to 60% should the international community stick to agreed emissions reduction targets. Their prediction is based on an ‘unburnable carbon’ scenario – a scenario where oil and gas falls to keep atmospheric concentration below 450ppm. The analysts argue that the oil market is still failing to think about a low carbon future – ‘because of its long-term nature, we doubt the market is pricing in the risk of a loss of value from this issue’.
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    Created by Maeve McBride
  • Que la ville de Cenon agisse pour le desinvestissement de l'argent public dans l'energie fossile
    Le changement climatique est un enjeu tant au niveau global que local et les réponses doivent venir de toutes les échelles. Les conséquences d’un tel réchauffement seraient, vous le savez, désastreuses ; et toucheraient tous les pays et tous les territoires, dont le nôtre. Il est aujourd’hui du rôle des pouvoirs publics de saisir l’importance de l’enjeu climatique et de prendre les mesures radicales nécessaires pour faire face à cet enjeu, tout particulièrement alors que les coûts de l’adaptation nous échoient, en tant que contribuables et collectivités.
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    Created by RDT Cenon Rive Droite en Transition
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    Created by Rachel Hubbard
  • Call for 100% Renewables
    To stop climate change
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    Created by Atiya Jaffar
  • Campaigning for Northumberland's council pension fund to divest
    With only 12 years left to drastically reduce CO2 emissions we simple do not have time to continue to fund companies who continue to burn fossil fuels
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    Created by Sarah Smith