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August 19, 2016

This week, 350.org came out with a new announcement that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) “voted to divest” from fossil fuels. Unsurprisingly, 350.org got their facts wrong. So what actually happened? The ELCA passed a resolution to move forward with two actions regarding its primary investment fund as well as its pension fund …

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August 9, 2016

Earlier this year, Vermont became a battleground state for the divestment movement when Governor Peter Shumlin (D) called for Vermont State Retirement Systems to mirror the actions of California and divest from fossil fuel energy companies in his annual state-of-the-state address.  He also went on to note that 350.org leader Bill McKibben, a Vermont native …

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August 4, 2016

This morning, the University of Denver will hold its second forum as part of its ongoing series looking at fossil fuel divestment. As laid out on their agenda, the months long process will allow for a number of voices to be heard. Later today, DU will hear from 350.org, the national organization leading the divestment …

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July 19, 2016

On Tuesday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed an Executive Order giving preferential treatment to companies that are “fighting climate change.” More specifically, the order states that “favorable consideration” will be given to companies that promote clean energy practices such as offering employees an option for a fossil fuel divested retirement account.  While at first glance …

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