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To: The New England Aquarium
New England Aquarium Fossil Fuel Divestment Petition
As passionate supporters of the New England Aquarium, we ask that the NEA do the following: immediately freeze any new investments in the top 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies with the largest carbon reserves, divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds, and reinvest that money in a socially responsible way.
Why is this important?
The New England Aquarium is a vital institution in our community that works to educate the public about climate change and its impacts. As patrons of the New England Aquarium, we are proud of its strong commitment to combating climate change. We encourage the aquarium to take the next step as a role model by becoming the first aquarium in the world to divest from fossil fuels.
The fossil fuel divestment movement has grown rapidly over the last five years to undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry, which disproportionately burdens the health, livelihoods, and lifespans of people of color and low-income people. Through divesting, the aquarium will further its mission to support the community, to act as a leader, and to create a sustainable blue planet for all people and marine wildlife.