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.
Fossil Free California’s recent “Move Your Money” seminar drew a good crowd of people looking to break up with their big banks and move their checking, savings, and credit cards to a socially responsible bank or credit union. Over the last year, “DefundDAPL” and related projects have inspired people to move more than $81 million…Read more
New York State Senator Liz Krueger has introduced a bill that would require immediate divestment of New York’s $170 billion state pension fund from coal, and divestment from oil and gas by 2022.Read more
Ready to break up with your bank over DAPL, prisons, fossil fuels? Learn what you need to do to move your checking, savings, & credit cards to financial institutions that reflect your values.Read more
After weeks of negotiations, FFCA’s bill (SB 560) defining “financial climate risk”, was passed on its second hearing by the CA Senate PER Committee. The bill’s authors are now seeking co-sponsors as the bill moves toward the Appropriations Committee.Read more
Divestment and the need to report investments’ financial climate risks are on trial this week (April 17-24) in Sacramento. CalPERS votes Monday April 17 on their investment policy; and considers SB 560 (requires reporting of financial climate risk) on Wednesday the 19th. The State Senate PER committee reviews SB 560 on April 24.Read more
For many months, the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts have been investigating Exxon’s decades of deception — misleading shareholders and the public about what the company’s own scientists knew about threats posed by climate change. Climate activists have launched a national campaign to urge California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to join them, and…Read more
In a surprise development, the CalPERS Investment Committee called for more discussion of AB20 and DAPL divestment. Although the committee did not vote on the issue, member Theresa Taylor, the elected representative of state members and a veteran leader of SEIU Local 1000, expressed her personal opposition to the pipeline project.Read more