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An Open Letter to Mayor Coleman from Fossil Free Saint Paul

Click here to sign our petition to get St. Paul to support fossil fuel divestment and here to like our facebook page! ———————————– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4th, 2015 OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR CHRIS COLEMAN REGARDING REJECTION OF FOSSIL FREE SAINT PAUL RESOLUTION Fossil Free St. Paul is a group of St. Paul residents working to pass a resolution to support the fossil fuel divestment movement worldwide. Whereas we are living in a time of […]

Minneapolis Passes Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution!
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Minneapolis Passes Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution!

A victory for Minneapolis, a victory for the divestment movement! On March 20, 2015, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution supporting fossil fuel divestment and banning future city investments in the top 200 fossil fuel companies! The resolution also calls on the State of Minnesota and over 30 other Minnesota institutions to divest from companies with the most reserves in coal, oil, and natural gas worldwide. “This is a historic action for the City […]

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Divestment Resolution of the City of Minneapolis

Committing to Continued Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies and Calling on our Partners to Divest By Gordon and Cano Whereas, the City of Minneapolis believes that global climate change is a serious threat to the health, safety and welfare of the people of Minneapolis, and has adopted a goal to decrease carbon emissions by 80% by 20501; and, Whereas, Minneapolis has long been a leader in fighting climate change, adopting a climate plan in the early 1990s,  signing […]

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Minneapolis Divest Email Script

Hello Council Member ________, My name is __________.  I am a consituent in your ward.  I live in [Insert: your neighborhood]. I’m emailing you today to ask you to support the resolution asking the City of Minneapolis to support the fossil fuel divestment movement. Given the urgency responding to climate change requires we have to be using our institutional voice in any way we can to support the transition away from fossil fuels. Calling on […]

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Minneapolis Divest Phone Script

Hello Council Member ________, My name is __________.  I am a consituent in your ward.  I live in [Insert: your neighborhood]. I’m calling today to ask you to support the resolution asking the City of Minneapolis to support the fossil fuel divestment movement. Given the urgency responding to climate change requires we have to be using our institutional voice in any way we can to support the transition away from fossil fuels. We need to […]

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Individual Divestment

Interested in divesting your personal finances? Check out this guide to individual divestment and the list of the top 200 fossil fuel companies to rid your portfolios of. You can also contact Nick, a financial advisor at AXA Group who is experienced in divestment, at nicholas.palzer@yahoo.com. Brian Nowak story Nicholas Palzer profile

What is “divestment”
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What is “divestment”

The Numbers Before we jump into the ins and outs of divestment, let’s do some math.  Here’s what you need to know to make the argument for divestment – just 3 numbers! 2 Degrees Celsius: Almost every government in the world has agreed that any warming above a 2°C (3.6°F) rise would be unsafe. We have already raised the temperature .8°C since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and that increase has already had devastating […]

Faith Community Divestment
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Faith Community Divestment

Many people of faith are aware that climate change is a human rights issue and if left unaddressed it will jeopardize the existence of many species on the planet, including our own.  Historically, faith institutions have played a crucial role in social movements, and their presence in the fossil fuel divestment movement is no different. Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (MNIPL), and organization working to catalyze a climate movement in faith communities, has it’s own […]

Divest Invest Minnesota!
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Divest Invest Minnesota!

Get this. The Minnesota State Retirement System has 3 billion dollars invested in the top 200 fossil fuel companies. You read that right, 3 billion dollars.  507 million of that amount alone is invested in Exxon Mobile. The Minnesota State Pension Divestment group is building a grassroots campaign to push the Minnesota State Board of Investments and the Minnesota legislature to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in our state!  No one wants to see […]

Campus Divestment!
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Campus Divestment!

The divestment movement started on college campuses and continues to spread across the globe.  In Minnesota we have active campaigns at the following schools: Carleton College – Student group Carleton College – alumni group College of St. Bens/St. John’s University Gustavus Luther Seminary University of Minnesota – Twin Cities University of Minnesota – Morris Winona State University Macalester College The best way to get updates on how these groups is to “Like” their pages on Facebook […]