SoCal 350‘s Legislative Committee, led by Dan Brotman, hosted a day of legislative training at Glendale Community College on December 3. The morning session on “Passing Climate Bills in California” was led by Janet Cox of Fossil Free California, followed by West Hollywood’s Carol Kravetz on “Effective Citizen Lobbying”. For the afternoon session, Jeff Lassanske…Read more
On November 20 the City Council of San Leandro took steps to divest from Wells Fargo by voting unanimously to move a $700,000 bond out of Wells Fargo Bank when it comes up for renewal. As soon as staff vacancies in the finance department have been filled, the Council further resolved to begin the process of seeking a new banking partner for its $5 million city banking business.Read more
On October 23, activists mounted the largest-ever protest of megabanks’ investments in fossil fuels, with #DivestTheGlobe actions in more than 60 cities, 10 countries and 4 continents. Led by indigenous rights groups, activists marched on their local megabanks to demand an end to funding for fossil fuel projects. The Divest the Globe protest was timed to…Read more
UK responsible investment non-profit ShareAction and US-based Boston Common Asset Management have organized a letter campaign from 100 investors with combined assets of nearly 2 trillion dollars that asks 62 of the world’s largest banks to disclose financial climate risk. Targeted banks include JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, US Bank, Wells Fargo and other megabanks.Read more
It’s confirmed! On August 9, after four long years the SF Retirement Board (SFERS) will vote up or down on full divestment of all $475 million of its fossil fuels holdings. Can you join us at the board meeting? We need to fill the chamber with divestment advocates! SFERS Divestment vote: August 9, 2:30 pm, 1145…Read more
On June 7, CalSTRS’ powerful Investment Committee unanimously approved divestment from non-US thermal coal. This completes the divestment process set in motion by SB 185, and follows last year’s divestment from domestic thermal coal.Read more
Native Voices and Earth Justice: Indigenous Peoples’ Environmental Movement and How We Can Help.
Sunday, June 4, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento @ 2425 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825.