Oxford’s new divestment study offers hope and insight

Oxford’s new divestment study offers hope and insight

A new report from the University of Oxford should make divestment campaigners optimistic. The report, released in October, is based on a thorough review of past divestment movements, including those fighting apartheid in South Africa, tobacco, and weaponry. It’s a must-read for anyone involved in divestment campaigns. The analysis identifies

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Two reasons that divesting our District from fossil fuels will protect our police force

Two reasons that divesting our District from fossil fuels will protect our police force

The women and men who protect our District and enforce its laws will experience at least two direct threats from climate change over the coming decades: the first is the risk posed to their retirement fund by overvalued fossil fuel companies; the second is the increased violence caused by a

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DC Divest Update — September 2013

DC Divest Update — September 2013

September has been busy for the DC Divest campaign (and it’s not even over!).  A lot of great things are happening, and we want to share our successes with our supporters.  Here are some highlights: DC Council introduces Divestment Legislation! On Tuesday, September 17, DC Council introduced the Fossil Fuel

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Divestment helps local governments fight climate change

Divestment helps local governments fight climate change

This article was originally published on the Greater Greater Washington blog by Kelly Blynn • September 20, 2013 10:18 am Climate change is real and happening faster than scientists ever predicted, posing devastating impacts for our low-lying and vulnerable region. So how are local governments responding to the crisis? Activists

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I remember the faces of the victims of Hurricane Katrina

I remember the faces of the victims of Hurricane Katrina

Eight years ago this week, thousands of people in the city of New Orleans, one of the most unique cities in the US and the birthplace of jazz, were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs as they struggled to get drinking water, food, shelter and other relief

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Think again: Ignore Sound Warnings on Fossil Fuel Investment at Your Own Risk

This letter to the editor of the NYTimes.com is in response to its article “A New Divestment Focus on Campus: Fossil Fuels” by Randall Smith. published on September 5, 2013 Dear Editor, Randall Smith’s article on fossil fuel divestment points out that, for many, endowment management prioritizes returns above all

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I already changed my lightbulbs. Haven’t I done what I can?

I already changed my lightbulbs. Haven’t I done what I can?

At a recent DC Divest meeting, we Divestors agreed to contribute blog posts that answered the question, “Why do I want DC to stop investing in fossil fuel companies? Why do I care?” The question struck a chord with me because, when I learned about the birth of this campaign

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Your Personal Climate Change Tab

A carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere as a result of anything involving energy consumption, from cooking, to heating your house, to driving. The average resident in the District has a carbon footprint of 18 tons a year,

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Think Globally, Act Locally

Think Globally, Act Locally

It’s nice living near a coast, right? Sand, sun, surf, seafood…sea-level rise? Unfortunately coasts around the world are ground zero for climate change. About one in 10 people in the U.S. and worldwide – about 634 million in total — are at risk of losing their communities to sea-level rise.

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Declaring Independence from Fossil Fuels

With just a few days having passed since Independence Day I am filled with some serious DC pride. I love living here. DC is well known for being a town with great power and influence owing to its status as the nation’s capital, but it has also quickly become one

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It’s time to stop investing in climate change.

DC Divests its pension fund!

 

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

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