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Attending ecoAmerica’s American Climate Leadership Summit 2016

In September, I attended the American Climate Leadership Summit 2016 and I heard story after story about how climate change is impacting different communities and what they are doing about it. The Summit was hosted by ecoAmerica, a non-profit organization that works with partners to build awareness, understanding and action for climate and environmental solutions. […]

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Faith-Based Shareholders Call on Exxon to Address Climate Change on Moral Grounds

From Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama to the Episcopal Church, religious leaders have been speaking out on the moral obligation to fight climate change. Now, a group of faith-based investors are filing a resolution asking Exxon to take urgent action on climate change as a matter of conscience. This resolution is the first of […]

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Divestment: How You Can Help Make Fossil Fuels a Thing of the Past

We’re all familiar with the concept of voting with your wallet – refusing to patronize an establishment or buy a brand whose business practices you find abhorrent. But there’s another approach that may be even more powerful: voting with your portfolio.   As clean energy becomes more affordable and oil prices continue to fall, more […]

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More and More Churches Divest, Fueling the Moral Dimension of Climate Change

An increasing number of churches and religious organizations around the world are taking steps to divest their holdings in fossil fuels, according to a recent article in The New York Times. These organizations are part of a larger international effort to divest from fossil fuels, which so far includes more than $50 billion in assets. But religious […]

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Religious Groups Rally Pope Francis to Back Divestment

Multi-faith groups in the U.S. and Australia have submitted a letter to Pope Francis asking him to join the fossil fuel divestment campaign, according to an article published in The Guardian last week. The letter describes divestment as “a moral response to the climate crisis” and asks the Pope to “use his influence” to affect […]

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Church of England Cites Morality in Climate Announcement

The Church of England announced last week that it would reconsider its financial investments in light of the impact they are having on global climate change, according to an official Church statement that was reported in a Climate Progress article. The Church manages around £5.2 billion, or $8.5 billion in investments, including investments in fossil […]

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