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
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
Resolutions, Statements and Overtures by Faith Communities
Go to www.gofossilfree.org 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.
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
Presbyterian Church, USA
Council Approves Overture to General Assembly 2014 on Fossil Fuel Divestment
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 Assembly. Resolutions, Statements and Overtures by Denomination – Other Countries
Resolution from the Uniting Church in Australia passed in April 2013
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
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy - aceee.org
Bonneville Power Administration - www.bpa.gov/Energy/N/
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network - www.eere.energy.gov
Energy Star Program of U.S. EPA (Energy Star Congregations) - www.energystar.gov
Oregon Department of Energy - Oregon.gov/ENERGY, (800) 221-8035. Information about renewable energy, energy efficiency and Oregon's energy tax credit program.
Energy Trust of Oregon – www.energytrust.org. 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 - www.nwenergy.org. 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
American Solar Energy Association - www.ases.org
American Wind Energy Association - www.awea.org
Bonneville Environmental Foundation - www.b-e-f.org
National Wind Coordinating Committee - www.nationalwind.org
Renewable Northwest Project - www.rnp.org
Solar Oregon - www.solaroregon.org
Solar Access - www.solaraccess.com
Sequential Biofuels - www.sqbiofuels.com
Better World Club - www.betterworldclub.com 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 - www.drivelesssavemore.com 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. DriveLessSaveMore.com 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.