To: Mayor Setti Warren

Fossil Free Newton

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Divest from direct and indirect or bundled investments and holdings in companies producing fossil fuels within 5 years.

Why is this important?

Newton was the first community in the Commonwealth to adopt the Stretch Code for building efficiency, and now it is time for Newton to lead again by divesting the city from companies producing fossil fuels. Divesting puts a stop to the status quo - promoting new fossil fuel exploration. Doing nothing equals promotion of fossil fuel infrastructure, like the Keystone XL pipeline, and the new pipelines delivering Fracking gas to Massachusetts. Divesting will not lead to a collapse of our fossil-fueled society, because we still pay at the pump, in our grocery stores, and for our home utilities, providing plenty of profits for fossil fuel companies while we move our investments toward truly clean, non-fossil energy.

How it will be delivered

In person, at City Hall.

Newton, MA

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Reasons for signing

  • Concern for our planet and all of humanity.
  • A sustainable future and a livable planet depend on our efforts to reduce our reliance of fossil fuels. Fracking and Keystone XL will only cost us more later....
  • Newton is leader in addressing climate issues. This is yet another way to maintain that commitment.

Updates

2013-07-29 11:18:12 -0400

25 signatures reached