News & Actions

CalPERS Silent on Coal Divestment as Deadline Nears

By Janet Cox | June 21, 2017
CalPERS Silent on Divestment

At CalPERS’ Investment Committee meeting on June 19, board members and staff failed to respond to a direct question about the fund’s plans to meet the California legislature’s July 1 deadline for divestment from thermal coal.

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Banking on Change at Standing Rock

By Fossil Free California | June 20, 2017
Banking on Change at Standing Rock

Listen to Pennie Opal Plant, L. Frank Manriquez, and Lynn Doan (Bloomberg News) tell powerful stories of their experiences at Standing Rock.  Said Pennie Opal Plant, “Because of the divestment movement, millions of people across this country have started looking at their money, and where their money is…conversations are happening across this country that could…

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CalSTRS Divests from Non-US Thermal Coal

By Sandy Emerson | June 12, 2017

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.

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Today at Oakland City Hall! Pressure Council to Cut Ties with JPMorgan Chase

By Emily Laskin | June 6, 2017

Come out this afternoon to support efforts to divest the City of Oakland from Chase bank.

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Native Voices and Earth Justice – Sacramento, June 4

By Sandy Emerson | May 26, 2017
Native Voices and Earth Justice - Sacramento, June 4

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.

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CalPERS Climate Victory at Occidental Petroleum Meeting

By Emily Laskin | May 23, 2017

After a meeting last week CalPERS and other investors passed a resolution requiring Occidental Petroleum to report on climate-related risks. It’s the first resolution of its kind in the nation.

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Move Your Money: How to Break Up with Your Bank

By Sandy Emerson | May 14, 2017
Move Your Money

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…

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New York State Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill

By Sandy Emerson | May 10, 2017
New York State fossil fuel divestment bill

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.

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May 4th in Oakland: “Move Your Money”

By Sandy Emerson | May 3, 2017

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.

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Danish Pension Fund Divests, Citing Stranded Assets

By Stephen Asztalos | April 28, 2017
danish pension fund divests

Managers of the 4th largest Danish pension fund have partially divested from fossil fuels, citing concerns about stranded assets.

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