CTA Divestment Workshop

On June 23, 2020 Fossil Free California held a webinar especially for California Teachers’ Association (CTA) members on taking action in your chapter to urge CalSTRS to divest from fossil fuels. We shared powerful youth testimony, information on why CalSTRS should divest, and resources on the steps to take for your chapter to sign on…

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CalPERS Gets Low Marks – Climate Grades Are In!

Yesterday, June 15th, the CalPERS Investment Committee held their second virtual meeting. Several members of FFCA called in to the meeting, urging the fund to divest from fossil fuels. Many more sent in letters of public comment, and we delivered CalPERS their climate report card – pictured here. As you can see, the board needs…

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Grading Pensions, Activist Teachers, Climate Justice

Youth vs Apocalypse and Earth Guardians March for Divestment

With the murder of George Floyd, which threw into sharp relief the recognition of all the black lives lost at the hands of the police, the climate movement has risen with one voice to join the Movement for Black LIves (M4BL.org) and other black-led organizations demanding justice for black lives. Finally, the mostly-white environmental movement…

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May 19 Newsletter – Connecting with Climate

I hope this email finds you in good health and hanging in there! As we continue to adjust to life during a pandemic, we’ve continued to adapt the way we practice our activism and create community. I hope that the contents of this newsletter help you find a sense of hope during this unprecedented time.…

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April 28 Webinar – A Green Recovery and Climate Health Now

On Tuesday, April 28th 4:30-6:00 PM, Fossil Free California presented our second monthly webinar on climate finance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, we celebrated our Earth Week launch of the new North American public pension divestment network, the “Climate-Safe Pensions Coalition”, led by Clara Vondrich. Then, we learned more about the Green Recovery…

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Professor Dan Kammen on “COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis”

Live Webinar! Hosted by Fossil Free California Tuesday, March 31 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Fossil Free California presents a community forum on COVID-19 and the climate crisis. This live webinar features UC Berkeley’s Dr. Dan Kammen, who will present his views on how the current global pandemic intersects with the climate crisis. Dr. Kammen…

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NYC Climate Week – Reports from Tuesday and Wednesday

New York is hectic. Climate Week is hectic. I feel like I’ve been going nonstop and still I have missed so much. But everyone here that I talk to seems to feel the same way. On Tuesday, I attended a symposium at NYU, hosted by the Institute for Policy Integrity, called Paying For It: Estimating…

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Aug. 23 in Berkeley: Pre-CalSTRS Art Build with David Solnit

We’re going to confront CalSTRS yet again during their Thursday, September 5th meeting, and we want to bring some freshly painted protest materials. We will be screen printing with David Solnit, the face of the climate art movement, in Berkeley. Last year, we lost some of our banners and signs in the Tubbs fire (and…

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