Who we are:
We are New York climate activists and students who demand that the NYS retirement systems stop funding climate destruction and divest from fossil fuels. We led the successful campaign to divest New York City's five pensions in 2018 and to divest the NYS Common Retirement fund in 2020. We are now working to get the NYS Teachers Retirement System to divest.
December 9, 2020 Comptroller DiNapoli announces that the NYS Common Retirement Fund will divest!
Thanks to the hundreds of activists in dozens of groups across the state for their efforts to get Comptroller DiNapoli to divest from fossil fuels. Thank you Comptroller for taking climate leadership and thanks to Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Ortiz for their efforts to get the comptroller to divest. Here is Divest NY's press release.
Divest NY is a loose coalition of dozens of local and statewide organizations. Check out 350.org's page about our campaign HERE. Below is a list of a few of the organizations that currently serve on our planning calls:
Green Education and Legal Fund
New York State Council of Churches
New York Youth Climate Leaders
NY Climate Advocacy Project
NY Climate Reality Project
People of Albany United for Safe Energy
People's Climate Movement NY
Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy
Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline
To join Divest NY or Divest NY Teachers contact us at .
Or contact Ruth Foster at , 518-588-0187.