To: Mayor Rahm Emmanual
Divest Chicago from Fossil Fuels
Ask Chicago's Aldermen/women to divest from all the City's fossil fuel investments. Chicago 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 2 years.
Why is this important?
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. Chicago has many vacant lots that can be used for Alternative Energy and Buildings that can be used for Verticle Healthy Farming. Invest in Chicago's future and not the Fossil Fuel Industry.
We can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events like the Extreme weather last Spring and Summer take over 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.
Divestment is the only moral choice for Chicago, it's children and the well being of us all as we sleep at night.