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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

Native Voices and Earth Justice – Sacramento, June 4

By Sandy Emerson | May 26, 2017

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

Move Your Money: How to Break Up with Your Bank

By Sandy Emerson | May 14, 2017

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

New York State Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill

By Sandy Emerson | May 10, 2017

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

Danish Pension Fund Divests, Citing Stranded Assets

By Stephen Asztalos | April 28, 2017

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

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Harvard students call for fossil fuel divestment

Columbia University Divests; Harvard “Pauses”

By Ann Marie Riley | April 27, 2017

Columbia University’s Trustees voted in mid-March to divest from thermal coal production and to join the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Climate Change Program. Meanwhile, Harvard took a significant step toward fossil fuel divestment by saying it will “pause” new investments in fossil fuels.

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SB 560 Passed by Key CA Senate Committee

By Sandy Emerson | April 24, 2017

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.

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