Fossil Fuel Divestment

Update: Here is a link to the website for the campaign to get the University of California to divest:

If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

In the 1980s, the South African Apartheid regime had imposed violently racist segregation policies on its people. University of California students initiated a divestment campaign which pulled enough money out of South Africa to have effectively ended the regime.

Last summer, kicked off a fossil fuel divestment campaign modeled after the Apartheid divestment campaign from the 1980s. So far, several universities, cities and religious institutions – among others – have committed to

1. Freezing all current investments in the fossil fuel industry
2. Phasing them out completely within five years

Learn more here

To help with our group’s ongoing Santa Barbara City and California State Pension divestment campaigns, contact or join our divestment committee.


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Church of England Urged to Use Theology As Motivation for Fossil Fuel Divestment

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