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The Fiscal Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

By Larry Coble and Joe Antoun, CFP   Executive Summary Human civilization is swiftly proceeding toward the culmination point of a long-developing and holistic revolution in the energy sector for power generation, transportation and storage technology. With renewable energy sources, such as Solar PV and Wind generation gaining market share and experiencing dramatic price drops (More...)

Divestment Economics

City of Chicago Skirts Divestment Commitment

                                                    Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers (Chicago Tonight file photo) Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers unveiled a plan Wednesday to redirect city investments toward companies that prioritize environmental responsibility and an array (More...)

Economics Politics

Film. Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution. March 6

One Earth Film Festival Group Outing! THE FILM: HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION James Redford / 2017 / 71 min / Energy   Tuesday, March 6,  7 PM – 10 PM CST Patagonia Chicago The Magnificent 48 E Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60611 Tickets Available www.eventbrite.com Reception at 7 p.m. Film at 7:30 to 9:30 (More...)

#FossilFree in Germany: Consumers paid to use surplus wind energy

Our first post in a new series on 350.org‘s new #FossilFree campaign. We will be highlighting initiatives around the world that are stopping fossil fuel projects and/or shifting our energy consumption to renewable energy. Here is a story about how Germany saw an extended period of negative energy prices due to an influx of wind energy. This wasn’t (More...)

Economics

February 3rd Meeting Cancelled

Hi all, Sorry for the late notice but we are canceling this Saturday’s meeting. No meeting on Feb 3. We will resume Saturday, March 3rd. Thank you! (More...)

Fossil Free Campaign Watch Party–January 31st

Hosted by Chicago 350 Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST Elastic Arts 3429 W Diversey Ave #208 Chicago, IL 60647 On January 31st, the day after Trump’s first State of the Union, movement leaders and community organizers will gather in Washington D.C. to share our plan to win. We will watch (More...)

Personal Divestment Resources

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu     Why Divest? The main culprit of climate change is fossil fuels. Divesting from the fossil fuel industry takes away​ its social license to operate.  And reinvesting those funds in (More...)

Economics

Monsanto Still Trying to Discredit Rachel Carson

The Deafening Criticism Against Silent Spring The Saturday Evening Post By: Nicholas Gilmore Published: September 27, 2017 Attacks on Silent Spring and the ideas it put forth are still numerous. Their intentions, however, are sometimes more transparent, like the website www.rachelwaswrong.com, which alleges “her extreme rhetoric generated a culture of fear.” The site is run (More...)

Free Movie Screening: Rachel Carson

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 PM – 9 PM Harold Ramis Film School 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60610 Hosted by Chicago 350.  More info here. (More...)

Chicago Workers Strike Back: September 4th

    This Labor Day, join the largest Labor Day rally in Chicago’s history to stand up for strong unions & living wages & against corporations and politicians that have rigged our economy! Workers from ALL sectors of our economy and across our communities are striking back– to join rallies, marches, and strikes to demonstrate (More...)

Economics Politics

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