To: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Divest Fairfax County from Fossil Fuels!

Divest Fairfax County from Fossil Fuels!

Fairfax County 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.

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 can not count on the federal government, even as extreme weather events impact communities all around us. 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!

Fairfax County, VA

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Reasons for signing

  • Trying To help this county from the devastating effects of fossil fuels and to decrease the a little in the global community
  • This is a good start to avoiding the 2 degree temperature change that would catastrophically affect our world. It's the least I can do.

Updates

2014-04-20 07:41:32 -0400

25 signatures reached