To: The Santa Cruz City Council

Divest the City of Santa Cruz from Fossil Fuels

Divest the City of Santa Cruz from Fossil Fuels

The City of Santa Cruz 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 like the record rain fall in the Duluth area last Spring overwhelm 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.

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!

Santa Cruz, CA

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Reasons for signing

  • We need strong leadership in government and it needs to start locally. No part of the fossil fuel industry is safe for the environment or people. Check this: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/americas_dangerous_pipelines/index.html
  • Every politician, starting with our Governor, needs to get this message!
  • This needs to happen! Santa Cruz is so aware of their effect on the world when it comes to food, and that awareness should spread to the use of fossil fuels. DIVEST SC!