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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.…

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

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 aʻ

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 …

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

Another Big Step Toward Divestment!

Today the full Board of Regents of UH voted on whether to approve their Budget and Finance Committee’s proposal of a task group which would look into divesting and review the university’s investment and sustainability policies.

Chair Moore had asked …