To: City and County government

Divest Schenectady County from Fossil Fuels

1. Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels.
2. Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds with 5 years.

Why is this important?

We're all part of institutions that ought to be looking out for the public good, from city and state governments to religious institutions to other kinds of charities and non-profits. Most of these institutions invest money in stocks and bonds, and have a responsibility to divest from an industry that’s destroying our future, and reinvest in solutions to climate change.

Even as extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy, floods, droughts and fires threaten to overwhelm local budgets, federal inaction to solve this crisis is all but stalled. 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.

Schenectady, NY

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Reasons for signing

  • Fossil fuels are a major contributor to climate change, and thus, sea level rise. Their attainment also fouls our inland and coastal waters and harms the health of many terrestrial and oceanic species.New York should not invest in such harmful industries. Jim Littefield West Coast Director Surfers' Environmental Alliance
  • To love my neighbors as myself.
  • It must happen some way.

Updates

2015-02-10 11:25:45 -0500

25 signatures reached