To: New York State Teachers' Retirement System

Divest New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) from Fossil Fuels

Divest New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS) from Fossil Fuels

1. Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels.
2. Divest the NYSTRS's holdings from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.

Why is this important?

Currently, climate change is threatening the very foundations of sustainable human life around the planet. As teachers and residents of New York State, it is our responsibility to live and work in a sustainable fashion.

The ability of our children and grandchildren to thrive and prosper now and in the future, here in New York and beyond, is the primary goal of each and every teacher. Please help us do the right thing for their sake.

New York State

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2015-12-07 23:12:55 -0500

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