To: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP)

WILL ONTARIO TEACHERS GIVE TARSANDS OIL A FAILING GRADE?

WILL ONTARIO TEACHERS GIVE TARSANDS OIL A FAILING GRADE?

TAKE THE PLUNGE....LET'S ALL JUMP IN....AND HELP REDUCE OUR CARBON PAW PRINT - LET'S WEAN OURSELVES OFF OF FOSSIL FUEL

Please help us reach a possible 330,000 Ontario teachers (retired and active) and help them give the boot to the fund managers of their mighty $117 BILLION dollar pension fund. We ask that they immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels. And further, that the fund divest over the next five years, the approximately $ 17 BILLION currently invested in the carbon producing, planet altering fossil fuel industry, and invest instead in exciting new green energy projects like wind and solar power. Not only will productive and long lasting jobs be provided to the students of those teachers, but the fund providing for their retirement will become sustainable and pro-active.

If you are a student or the parent or grandparent of one; if you are a teacher, retired or active, or if you are an Ontario tax-payer supporting the education system, please sign the petition so we can help teachers give their PENSION FUND MANAGERS A FAILING GRADE Easy and climate destroying energy from fossil fuels must be relegated to the past; our future together depends on it. How serious is increased carbon in the atmosphere? Check out
http://350.org/about/science/ ...it's stunning.

Why is this important?

Teachers are thought leaders, nurturing the next generation of citizens who will be responsible for life on our commonly shared planet. Working together, teachers can demand as much as $17 billion of THEIR pension funds be re-directed to green energy projects that will employ their students and reduce carbon emissions in Canada dramatically.

Teachers encourage such ethics in their students; now it's time to walk the talk. Each signature will help teachers re-direct those mighty funds in new and exciting ways that will have significant impact on Canada's carbon contribution to the Canadian environment and help give us a safer, greener country, and planet.

How it will be delivered

Am the widow of an Ontario teacher, now living in BC. Moved here to continue writing in the field of environmental awareness. Sadly, my pension comes from the very fund targeted above. I imagine the petition best delivered by students to the Toronto, Ontario headquarters of the OTPP. Offers a nice photo op - youth speaking to the old guard. Maybe Gold Medalist, Dara Howell, of Huntsville, Ontario could be convinced to deliver the goods with a team of students. She sure did in Russia!

Ontario Canada

Reasons for signing

  • Tar sands are death to life on earth!
  • Wake up, smell the roses !
  • Because sucking up every drop of oil and natural gas is insane when wind and solar power are sustainable.

Updates

2016-04-29 14:59:12 -0400

25 signatures reached

2014-03-01 21:36:08 -0500

10 signatures reached

2014-02-27 21:43:48 -0500

The Invest/Divest movement is catching on but we need to reach into every Ontario school and get the teachers in that school to sign on. Here's a link about what's happening with other funds... http://divestinvest.org/philanthropy/ Please consider approaching a school you know to reach each teacher and ask them to sign this petition. Decades ago apartheid in South Africa was stopped with just such a campaign. Now is OUR TIME for Olympic action. We can do this.