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Individual divestment: the power of personal choice

By Sandy Emerson | July 14, 2015

The People’s Climate Rally on September 21, 2014 — 400,000 people marching together on behalf of Mother Earth — galvanized both my individual divestment and my entry into the divestment movement. I felt a thrill of empowerment as I proudly signed the pledge on the website. Although I had already removed some investments in…

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New York legislature fixing to eat California's lunch

By Janet Cox | July 7, 2015

JULY 7: Today New York state legislators introduced the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, which would require the Comptroller of the State of New York to divest the Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in the top 200 fossil fuel companies by 2020. The fund is the third largest public pension fund in the country, behind California’s Public Employees Retirement…

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Nobody's buying coal

By Robert Silvey | June 26, 2015

Fossil fuel divestment is a campaign that’s snowballing—if you’ll excuse a mixed metaphor. In just the last month San Luis Obispo, California, and Corvallis, Oregon, have voted to divest. The University of Hawaii and the Rhode Island School of Design have done the same. And the University of Washington decided to divest from coal, as did the $900-billion Government Pension Fund of…

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