NY Youth Call on Teachers to Divest from Fossil Fuels

September 23, 2021 -- New York youth call on the NYS Teachers' Retirement Fund to divest from climate destroying fossil fuels. Sign the petition here. The press release is here.

NYSTRS Increases Investments in Coal

For the press release and report go to divestnyteachers.org.

NYS Pension Fund Divests from Tar Sands

Comptroller DiNapoli announces divestment from Tar Sands. See our press release here:

NYC’s largest pension funds divest from fossil fuels.

NYC Mayor de Blasio, Comptroller Stringer, and Trustees announced on January 25, 2021 that New York City's largest pension funds are divesting from over $4 billion of fossil fuel investments. Click here for more information.

DiNapoli announces NYS retirement fund to divest!

Comptroller DiNapoli announced on December 9, 2020 that the NYS Common Retirement Fund will divest from fossil fuels and become carbon free by 2040.  More information here.

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NY Youth Climate Leaders chalk DIVEST NY in front of NY Capitol, May 2020

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Save our planet! Save our pension! 
Sign the petition to divest the teachers' pension fund

The New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS)* has an estimated $4.5 billion** invested in climate destroying fossil fuels with over $500,000,000 invested in Exxon Mobil alone. We call on NYSTRS to stop funding climate destruction and divest its funds from all fossil fuels. Continued investments in coal, oil and gas put our climate and the financial stability of our retirement fund at risk.