Invest Wisely: Support the Pivotal Paris Climate Change Conference
Oct 30, 2015 10:59AM
photo courtesy of 350.org
As part of its Off + On initiative and ongoing efforts to get governments and businesses worldwide to address climate change and switch to renewable energy sources, 350.org and affiliated organizations will spearhead a number of events in the host city and internationally surrounding the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Paris, from November 30 to December 11.
Bill McKibben and May Boeve, co-founders of 350.org, encourage everyone to particularly follow November 28 and 29 events working to influence summit participants and spread news of their stance through social media. Volunteers are encouraged to travel to Paris to help ask all attending government officials, politicians and business leaders to pledge to work toward divesting state and local government and university pension and endowment funds of all fossil fuel stock holdings.
In addition, individual investors are urged to direct their financial advisors to eliminate fossil fuel stock holdings and switch to alternative energy companies. Graduates and college students can promote a movement to pressure their alma maters to similarly shift investments. More than 300 institutions worldwide have already made such commitments, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Norwegian Soverign Wealth Fund, University of Glascow, World Council of Churches, the California Public University System and Syracuse University.
For more information on how to take action, donate and join in, visit 350.org.