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To: Citizens, friends, churches, pension funds, local governments



Friends of West Michigan, including churches, universities, fund managers & local governments, 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 friends, pension fund managers, churches & local governments have 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 Hurricane Sandy or other area storms will 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 all people, churches, colleges & those local 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!

West Michigan

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Reasons for signing

  • The fossil fuel industry, one of the biggest economies in the world must be countered in every way if we are to have a livable planet.
  • Divesting from fossil fuels will help us wean off a dependency that is inherently destructive and that contributes to many planetary and social problems including accelerating climate disruption and its devastating consequences. Divesting will push us toward a green energy economy creating jobs and a cleaner, brighter future for our grandchildren.
  • I refuse to lose hope in our ability to stop climate change, if losing hope means giving up. Fossil fuels are killing our world, and we must fight as if our survival depends on it...because it does.


2015-02-03 20:24:22 -0500

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