Press Release — 19 groups call on DC Mayoral candidates to support fossil fuel divestment

Press Release — 19 groups call on DC Mayoral candidates to support fossil fuel divestment

Press release for immediate release: Mar 19, 2014 District Should Divest from Fossil Fuels, say 19 District and National Groups 19 local and national groups call on District Mayoral candidates to support removal of fossil fuel investments from District portfolios (WASHINGTON, DC) – Now is the time to move the

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Women fight climate change on the front lines

Women fight climate change on the front lines

Did you catch the Google doodle on International Women’s Day? We thought it was pretty rad. It featured over 100 women from around the globe, including the Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, set to a bumpin’ beat by Belgian-Congolese music group, Zap Mama. International Women’s Day was on March 8

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Divestment a profitable option for District of Columbia

Divestment a profitable option for District of Columbia

This op-ed originally appeared in The Washington Examiner on February 18, 2014 Divestment a profitable option for District of Columbia Divesting from fossil fuel companies is an effective, fiscally prudent policy that District of Columbia residents – especially pension holders – should urge the DC Council to carry out. In

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Fossil fuels and DC’s fiduciary duty

Fossil fuels and DC’s fiduciary duty

Last week, the head of the World Bank publicly stated his support for divestment. “Be the first mover,” Jim Yong Kim told the crowd of business leaders, top politicians and leading academics at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “Use smart due diligence.  Rethink what fiduciary responsibility means in this changing

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Bringing DC Community Members Together on Climate Change

Bringing DC Community Members Together on Climate Change

Last week, 17 prominent foundations worth a total of nearly $1.8 billion in investments announced that they would divest from the fossil fuel industry. This coalition, called the Divest-Invest Philanthropy, stated that investing in fossil fuels is akin to funding climate change and undermines their grant-making efforts to support environmental

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Divest from fossil fuels now, DC residents and financial experts tell District Council at public hearing

Divest from fossil fuels now, DC residents and financial experts tell District Council at public hearing

The start of a new year provides opportunities to reflect on the progress we’ve made in encouraging our District to take its public funds out of fossil fuel companies. If the November public hearing on the issue was any indication, District residents are clamoring for divestment. (You can watch video

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Washington Post Flip Flops on Divestment

Washington Post Flip Flops on Divestment

Today, it is clear that the D.C. Council’s decision to divest from South Africa in 1983 was the right thing to do. So too will its proposed plan to divest from fossil fuels prove to be the responsible choice 30 years from now. Nevertheless, some critics claim that the District’s

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Press release on the DC Council’s Nov 26 hearing on the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act

Press release for immediate release: Nov 26, 2013 Contact DC Divest DC Council to Consider Fossil Fuel Divestment Act Investing in Fossil Fuels is Investing in Our Own Destruction, Says DC Divest (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, at a Committee of the Whole hearing, the DC Council takes up the issue

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Help DC Divest!

Help DC Divest!

Originally published on GoFossilFree.org, by Elise Shulman from DC Divest. Hello from DC Divest, organizing in Washington, DC, the heart of America’s political system. Okay, you might question whether Capitol Hill has much of a heartbeat right now — but there’s plenty of local action in the District, especially around climate change

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Media Advisory: Nov 26, 11 AM: Community Rally and DC Council Hearing on the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act of 2013

Contact DCDivest@gmail.com *** Media Advisory for Tuesday, 11AM to 3PM *** Community Rally and DC Council Hearing on the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act of 2013 Council Will Consider Bill to Divest from Largest Fossil Fuel Companies Supporters say, “Investing in fossil fuels is investing in our own destruction.” Who: Council

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It’s time to stop investing in climate change.

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