PRESS RELEASE: “Stop the FERCus!” Protest Highlights Fossil Fuel Divestment as a Tool to Undercut Industry’s Harmful Business-as-Usual

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fossil fuel divestment movement was featured today as part of Stop the FERCus!, a week of actions in D.C. led by a coalition of front-line community activists known as Beyond Extreme Energy. These actions are part of a large-scale protest against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s

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April Update on DC’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

April Update on DC’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

Peep our April update on the movement to take DC’s public funds out of the fossil fuel companies that are driving climate change: DC Divest Happy Hour The campaign that plays together stays together! Stay tuned to our Facebook for a soon-to-come invitation to our next cheerful, beerful gathering. Learn

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March Update on DC’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

March Update on DC’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

Hi DC Divest supporters, We think it’s important to keep our partners and allies in the loop on our efforts to move Washington DC toward fossil fuel divestment.  So we will be sending an update on the campaign once a month.  Enjoy! First off, we’d like to extend a special

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PRESS RELEASE: Local Campaigns Call on Leaders to Make Fossil Fuels History

Six Washington-area fossil fuel divestment campaigns take part in Global Divestment Day rally calling on local governments and universities to remove fossil fuels from institutional portfolios WASHINGTON, DC — “Quit investing in humanity’s greatest threat!” demanded nearly 200 District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia residents rallying in the bone-chilling cold

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DC Council Says Divestment is a Good Idea, Doesn’t Divest

DC Council Says Divestment is a Good Idea, Doesn’t Divest

With time running out to take meaningful climate action in 2014, the DC Council has decided that statements are a good substitute for climate action. On Tuesday, during its penultimate legislative session, the DC Council unanimously passed a Sense of the Council Resolution (PR 20-1118) that recognizes the immediate and

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PRESS RELEASE: DC Council Unanimously Passes Resolution to Minimize Public Pensions’ Investments in Fossil Fuels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2014 Contact dcdivest@gmail.com (WASHINGTON, DC) – On Tuesday, during its penultimate legislative session, the DC Council unanimously passed a Sense of the Council Resolution (PR 20-1118) that recognizes the immediate and “substantial global risks” posed by climate change, calling on the District of Columbia Retirement

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PRESS RELEASE: DC Council Side-Steps Decisive Action on Climate Change; Pushes Non-Binding Resolution to Divest from Fossil Fuels

For immediate release: December 1, 2014 (WASHINGTON, DC) – In an emergency vote tomorrow (Tuesday, December 2) morning DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is proposing a non-binding resolution that would hollow his previous intentions to mandate that investments in dirty fossil fuels be removed from Washington DC’s public funds. Chairman

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Candidate Eugene Puryear talks climate action [VIDEO]

Candidate Eugene Puryear talks climate action [VIDEO]

Today, we’re excited to launch a video series spotlighting DC residents who are taking commendable action for climate justice.  This video series features diverse voices from our communities including teachers, scientists, spiritual leaders, and community organizers. Through sharing these conversations, our goal is to connect with DC residents who are

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Media Advisory: 9/23 — Climate Action Rally in DC

Media Advisory: 9/23 — Climate Action Rally in DC

Media Advisory for September 23, 2014 Contact dcdivest@gmail.com *** Media Advisory for September 23, 2014, 9:00 AM *** “The Earth Can’t Wait!” DC Residents Call on DC Council to Increase Urgency Around Climate Change (Washington, DC) On the heels of Sunday’s People’s Climate March in NYC — the world’s largest

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The Human Tipping Point: The People’s Climate March

The Human Tipping Point: The People’s Climate March

“Our intelligence and our technology have given us the power to affect the climate. How will we use this power? Are we willing to tolerate ignorance and complacency in matters that affect the entire human family? Do we value short-term advantages above the welfare of the Earth? Or will we

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