Posts by Sandy Emerson

May 14: Real Climate Leadership for California

On May 14, a panel of movement leaders asks California to show real climate leadership, ahead of September’s Global Climate Action Summit. Can California become the first major economy to go completely fossil free? Join community and movement leaders to discuss how California can be a global model for how to transition from a major oil-producing…

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Activists Pressure SF for Divestment, Public Bank

Activists Call for SF Public Bank

Activists are putting pressure on San Francisco both to divest its pension funds from fossil fuels, and to create a public bank. On April 11, San Francisco’s SFERS pension fund took a few more steps toward divesting from fossil fuels, as promised after the special meeting of January 24, when more than 100 activists publicly called…

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May 7: Dump Chase Bank – Day of Action

On May 7, activists from Fossil Free California and Indivisible Berkeley will join with Raging Grannies, Occupella and Tax the Rich as part of a national Day of Action Against Chase convened by 350 Seattle.  The informational event (tabling, singing) begins at 4:30 pm in front of the Oaks Theater at the top of Solano Ave., directly across…

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May 1: Break Up With Your Bank Day in Berkeley

On April 24, the Berkeley City Council proclaimed May 1, 2018 “Break Up With Your Bank Day” as a way to encourage residents to move their money to socially and environmentally responsible banks. As Mayor Jesse Arreguin said in a recent newsletter, “The goal is to spur Berkeley residents to stop doing business with banks that…

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Upcoming FFCA Events around the Bay

Protest Megabanks Fossil Fuels Investments

Tues., May 1 is Break Up with your Bank Day in Berkeley, by official City of Berkeley proclamation. Does your Big Bank support pipelines, prisons, guns, fossil fuels, and other unhealthy activities? You can MOVE YOUR MONEY to a socially responsible bank or credit union To find out more, stop by our tables on Tuesday, May 1: …

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Comments to Oppose Offshore Drilling Due Friday, March 9

If you don’t want to see more dangerous, unnecessary drilling rigs off our beautiful coast, submit a comment to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management by Friday, March 9. From Sara Shor at In January, Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced one of the administration’s most reckless, climate-wrecking ideas yet: a plan to open up…

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SFERS Finally Takes Up Fossil Fuel Divestment

After a number of delays, and following well behind the wake of New York City’s recent divestment announcement, the San Francisco Employees Retirement System (SFERS) will take up the question of fossil fuel divestment on January 24. As the posted notice says: “The Retirement Board will conduct a special meeting to hear the fossil fuel divestment…

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