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Democracy Awakening Phonebanking

Why hasn’t Congress acted on climate change?  Because oil and gas companies are big contributors to their election campaigns.  The biggest obstacle to climate action is political will, and one of the biggest influences on political will is money in …

ERS divestment op-ed

[Originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, February 25, 2016]

Should ERS divest from fossil fuels? Yes, bubble will burst for carbon-coal stocks

By Anthony Aalto and Michael Kramer

February 25, 2016

Why is our state pension system betting against the …


California Attorney General Kamala Harris and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are investigating ExxonMobil for its decades of deliberate climate deception. We’re calling on Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice to follow suit.

$2.6 Trillion

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

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 …

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 …

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