Fossil Fuel Divestment

Key Bill McKibben Articles
The Fossil Fuel Resistance - Bill McKibben [Rolling Stone]
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math - Bill McKibben [Rolling Stone]
Playing offense: It’s time to divest from the oil industry, Jan. 02, 2013 by Bill McKibben

General Information
Go Fossil Free
Top 200 Fossil Fuel Companies
A Campus Guide to Fossil Fuel Divestment
Fossil Fuel Divestment 101 - Swarthmore Mountain Justice
Unburnable Carbon - Carbon Tracker Initiative
Divest and Reinvest: A Faith Based Guide
More churches calling for divestment

Reinvestment and Fossil Free Investments

A Complete Guide to Reinvestment
Green Century Fund
Trillium Investments

Resolutions, Statements and Overtures by Faith Communities

Go to for petitions and reports on faith-based divestment efforts and post your own information.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Board of Directors passes fossil fuel divestment resolution
In 2013, the Board of Directors of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) voted unanimously to approve a resolution to divest EMO's investments from the top 200 fossil fuel companies and commit to a spectrum of strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, our carbon footprint and complicity with the fossil fuel industry. It also encourages other faith-based institutions and denominations to consider divestment and the spectrum of strategies. View the resolution.

Biblical Reflections on Faith and Climate Change Action

Episcopal Church
The UCC to divest fossil fuel stocks. Should the Episcopal Church?
Diocese of Olympia passes fossil fuel divestment resolution

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Story on the resolution passed by the Oregon Synod in May 2013
Another story on the passage of the resolution and part of the back story

Move Our Money, Protect Our Planet Campaign of Shalom Center
Beyond the Letter of the Law: Jewish Ethical Investing in Light of Climate Change

Presbyterian Church, USA
Council Approves Overture to General Assembly 2014 on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Unitarian Universalist
National: Action of Immediate Witness on fossil fuel divestment.
Passed: Fossil fuel divestment AIW
Local: Four UU congregations pull investments from fossil fuel companies

United Church of Christ
Local: Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ Resolution Urging Divestment from Fossil Fuel companies.
National: Resolution Urging Divestment – Along with Other Strategies – From Fossil Fuel Companies to Address Climate Change.
Original resolution sent to UCC General AssemblyResolutions, Statements and Overtures by Denomination – Other Countries
Resolution from the Uniting Church in Australia passed in April 2013

Shareholder Advocacy

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is the pioneer coalition of active shareowners who view the management of their investments as a catalyst to promote justice and sustainability in the world. Many EMO member organizations are members of ICCR.

Climate Change & Social Justice

"Climate Change Is a Social Justice Issue" one page handout

Energy Efficiency

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy -
Bonneville Power Administration -
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network -
Energy Star Program of U.S. EPA (Energy Star Congregations) -

Oregon Department of Energy -, (800) 221-8035. Information about renewable energy, energy efficiency and Oregon's energy tax credit program.

Energy Trust of Oregon – 1-866-368-7878. Provides energy efficiency programs and renewable energy programs to customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, Cascade Natural Gas, Avista and NW Natural. It is an independent, public purpose organization dedicated to sustainable energy efficiency and renewable energy generation. The organization provides energy audits to homes, businesses and congregations.

NW Energy Coalition - An alliance of more than 100 Northwest organizations who promote development of renewable energy and energy conservation, consumer protection, low-income energy assistance and fish and wildlife restoration on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Faith Based Organizations

Global Catholic Climate Movement -
Interfaith Power and Light -

Green Building

Environmental Building News -
Portland Office of Sustainable Development -
The Rebuilding Center -

Renewable Energy

American Solar Energy Association -
American Wind Energy Association -
Bonneville Environmental Foundation -
National Wind Coordinating Committee -
Renewable Northwest Project -
Solar Oregon -
Solar Access -

Bio Fuels

Sequential Biofuels -


Better World Club - An Environmentally Friendly Auto club! There are now many choices you can make about a variety of products and services that benefit the environment. Better World Travel is an example of an Oregon company that is providing a positive alternative to AAA. It is a socially responsible auto club providing 24-hour nationwide roadside assistance, travel and insurance services.

Drive Less/Save More Campaign - Beat high gas prices and save time on the road with Oregon's and southwest Washington's only one-stop-shop for driving tips and resources. offers great resources on travel savvy practices like trip chaining, or combining your personal errands, and using travel options like public transit, carpooling, biking, walking and more.


location 245 S Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239
phone (503) 221-1054, ext. 228
fax (503) 223-7007
Cherice Bock, Creation Justice Advocate