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Honolulu Global Climate March

Hundreds of climate change supporters marched through Waikiki’s busy streets Sunday to raise awareness of the irreversible effects the excess use of fossil fuels has had on our planet. (More...)

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$2.6 Trillion

The divestment movement grew 50-fold in the past year and now represents $2.6 trillion in investments. (More...)

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Stop Funding Fossils!

Do you remember how President Obama and every other G20 leader pledged to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies? It was in 2009, right before the last major UN climate conference – the one in Copenhagen. That pledge was great, there was much rejoicing, but then do you remember the part where those fossil fuel subsidies actually (More...)

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Heat is On: UH Foundation should divest from fossil fuels

[Originally published in Ka Leo, July 21, 2015] by Leilei Joy Shih, Guest Writer PhD Candidate in Oceanography, Sierra Club Oʻahu, UH Graduate Student Organization On the morning of May 21, 2015, students, faculty and community members packed the hearing room in the IT building at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Although summer break had (More...)

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Lessons from Successful Divestments

UH, state leaders comment on UH divestment, 100% renewable energy mandate HONOLULU–University of Hawaii decision-makers joined state Rep. Chris Lee Friday at the state capitol to comment on two recent major achievements in clean energy:  divestment by UH from all fossil fuels, and the passage of HB623, which mandates that 100 percent of Hawaii’s energy (More...)

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UH System divests from fossil fuels

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents, working with faculty and students, voted to divest their endowment from oil, coal and gas. University of Hawaii System divests from fossil fuels 10-campus, 57,000-student UH System largest university yet to divest HONOLULU–May 21, 2015–The University of Hawaii voted Thursday to divest its $66 million endowment from coal, (More...)

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UH Regents: Say NO to Fossil Fuels

[Originally published in Civil Beat, 5/13/2015] The University of Hawaii (UH) proudly declares on its website that it is a “land, sea and space grant institution,” one of only a handful nationwide. UH holds as its motto Maluna aʻe o nā lāhui a pau ke ola ke kanaka (above all nations is humanity). With faith (More...)

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Mr. Gates: Keep it in the Ground!

Javier Mendez, Jeff Kim and Bill Metzger of 350Hawaii contributed to this global video urging Bill Gates to divest the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from fossil fuels.  The Foundation is the richest in the world, with $43.5 billion, $1.4 billion of it invested in fossil fuel companies.  #keepitintheground, Bill! (More...)

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Divestment Day 2015

On Friday, Sherry, Dave and  about a dozen other supporters had a chance to explain the importance of this issue to almost all 76 representatives and senators.  Divestment Day coinciding with Valentine’s offered the opportunity for some attention-grabbing signs and cards, which were hand-delivered to each office.  It was good to get the issue out there, and plant seeds (More...)

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EPA: Keystone XL Will Impact Global Warming

Originally printed in U.S. News, Feb. 3, 2015 With oil prices hitting a five-year low, building the Keystone XL pipeline extension could enable oil companies to expand development of Canada’s tar sands, increasing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to the State Department this week. “Construction (More...)

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