To: Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

Divest Albemarle County From Fossil Fuels

Divest Albemarle County From Fossil Fuels

Albemarle County, Virginia should immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels, and divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years. We need to incorporate sustainable and renewable energy sources into our community as well as improve our land use in order to reduce local CO2 emissions.

Why is this important?

Our local government has a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change.

We cannot count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events can overwhelm local budgets. Average temperatures are already increasing, along with the frequency of extreme heat, storms, and dry summers. 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!

How it will be delivered

Signatures will be delivered to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

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Reasons for signing

  • As a former resident in Albemarle County for 9 years, I strongly advocate for divesting from fossil fuels. The change does not have to be all at once, but it needs to start now if we are to preserve Albemarle County as a beautiful place to live!

Updates

2015-11-10 21:40:33 -0500

25 signatures reached

2015-11-09 18:48:25 -0500

10 signatures reached