Can You Really Have Sustainable and Responsible Investments with Fossil Fuels?

Can You Really Have Sustainable and Responsible Investments with Fossil Fuels?

Last month, I got to peer into the socially responsible investment community while attending the US Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SIF) in DC. I left the Forum with more questions than I came with, such as: “Why isn’t an industry that was founded on the South African divestment

read more

The Future of Renewable Energy is Brighter than Ever

The Future of Renewable Energy is Brighter than Ever

  Investments in coal, oil, and gas are getting a lot riskier. Last month, the International Energy Agency, IEA warned that investors could be left holding the bag on $300 billion of worthless fossil fuel assets by 2035. This is a big deal because it’s the first time the globally-respected

read more

Update on the DC Divest campaign

Update on the DC Divest campaign

We’d like to give you an update on the campaign to get DC to remove investments in fossil fuel companies from its portfolios — where we’ve been, where we are, where we’re going — and how you can help our city take action against global warming to protect its residents.

read more

Climate Change is Causing Flooding Damage in More DC Homes

Climate Change is Causing Flooding Damage in More DC Homes

“It was like a geyser.” That’s how Betsy McDaniel, a homeowner in the Bloomingdale neighborhood in Northwest DC, described the gritty storm water that shot up from the drain in her basement. It was summer 2012, the year the derechos—a series of straight-line thunderstorms—ripped through the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, affecting

read more

DC Divest Honors Our Teachers

DC Divest Honors Our Teachers

Climate change isn’t easy to understand. For some of us, its effects are so gradual they pass by unnoticed. No one person or discipline knows all the answers. To grasp the issue in its full complexity, you’d need about five college degrees — one each in chemistry, economics, political science,

read more

DC Divest Joins Thousands to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

“Hey Obama, we don’t want no pipeline drama!” chanted more than 3,000 concerned citizens last month on the National Mall. The action was Reject and Protect, a five-day encampment that was held from April 22 to 26 to protest the construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Reject and Protect

read more

Climate Change Will Impact Us All Says IPCC

Climate Change Will Impact Us All Says IPCC

  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its gravest warning yet of the consequences of climate change: ‘the worst is yet to come.’ Shrinking glacial ice is dwindling freshwater resources, incidences of catastrophic weather events have risen sharply, and drought is ravaging many parts of the globe. The

read more

7 Reasons to Sell Your Coal, Oil and Gas Stocks [Infographic]

7 Reasons to Sell Your Coal, Oil and Gas Stocks [Infographic]

Most people think that coal, oil and gas stocks issued by companies like Shell, Exxon, Chevron, Arch Coal and others are reliable investments. In the past five years, however, a number of trends are challenging that conventional wisdom. Well-known and reputable financial firms in the U.S. and abroad have published

read more

In This Together: Climate Change is a Civil Rights Issue

In This Together: Climate Change is a Civil Rights Issue

In an age when activism is driven largely by donation buttons, online petitions, and social media interactions, it’s good to be reminded of the undeniable power contained in the simple act of coming together under a single roof. On Sunday, March 2nd, DC Divest was proud to join the Hip

read more

Going for Broke; Burning It All

Going for Broke; Burning It All

“Burn it all, burn it now.” That is Shell’s game plan, according to the company’s latest annual report. Shell and other fossil fuel companies are well aware that the continued attention to climate change brought about by groups and movements like DC Divest is likely to lead to new rules

read more
Page 3 of 6«12345»...Last »

It’s time to stop investing in climate change.

DC Divests its pension fund!

 

1,878 signatures

Petition to the DC Council: Stop investing in fossil fuel companies

[signature]

Share this with your friends:

Follow DCDivest on Twitter