The Socially Responsible Investment Committee spent a year discussing what companies should be on the City’s do-not-buy list with criteria of concerns about the environment, health (including weapons production), abusive labor practices, impacts on human rights, extreme tax avoidance and exercise of such a level of market dominance so as to disrupt normal competitive market […]
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On April 5th, Portland will consider changing its investment policy, abandoning the Socially Responsible Investment Committee [SRIC] and adopting a new proposal from Treasurer Jennifer Cooperman. This proposal is inadequate, nontransparent, unaccountable and would contradict Portland’s position as a sanctuary city.
In fact, we changed our name to Divestment/Reinvestment several months ago. We still work on divestment–currently we are engaged with the Cities of Portland and Milwaukie, Lewis & Clark College and Catlin Gabel School, among others, and have a new campaign to divest PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System–but a lot of our energy […]
Help us Divest Willamette University From Fossil Fuels! Sign our Petition The recent election results make it all too clear—citizens concerned about climate change must refocus their energies and resources at the state, local, and institutional levels to force action on climate change. We are unlikely to have leadership in this regard at the federal […]
We need to ask Obama to pay the $3B the USA pledged at the Paris Climate Talks to help the Global South deal with climate change. If he does so, Trump won’t be able to undo it. We need to save what we can! Click to sign a letter to President Obama
This summer saw great advancement in the divestment of Washington and Oregon foundations. In June the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (MRG) made the fossil fuel divestment pledge at the request our the 350PDX Divestment – Reinvestment Team. MRG is now fully divested. MRG said, “The Board of Directors committed to keeping our investments fossil free. They reaffirmed […]
Last month, over a hundred climate activists, religious leaders, and community members kicked off a week of action in front of U.S. Bank headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, to call on the bank to stop toxic practices that harm our climate and communities. We’re still waiting for an answer. U.S. Bank claims to take climate change […]
Portland-based Gary Braasch was a climate hero. Since 2000 his central focus has been his project World View of Global Warming, which documents the effects of rapid climate change. Gary died at work on March 7th, snorkeling with his camera on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, documenting the bleaching of the coral. Articles and tributes to […]
Thank you for all you do for us, taking care of us. You educate us and our children, run our cities, counties and state, fix our roads, put out our fires, show up in emergencies and so much more furthering the public good. When you retire the State of Oregon has a promise to help […]
Thursday, September 24 is a Red-Letter Day: that’s the day both the Multnomah County Commission and the Portland City Council are scheduled to vote on divestment resolutions–the County in the morning and the City in the afternoon. Please join us at these meetings for this significant victory! We’ll have some mini-banners available (large signs are […]