Dena Turner

  • signed Oregon Climate Declaration 2016-01-28 12:11:14 -0800

    Oregon Climate Declaration

    185 signatures

     To: Governor Kate Brown, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler

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    The science is clear -- at least 80% of the known reserves of fossil fuels must be left unburned to avoid catastrophic disruption of Earth’s climate. We call on the State of Oregon as well as city, county and other jurisdictions, to

    1. Cease new investment in the 200 companies that own the vast majority of listed fossil-fuel reserves, and divest from ownership of stocks and bonds of these companies.

    2. Stop fossil fuel exports through Oregon to help ensure that we keep fossil fuels in the ground.

    3. Put a price on carbon to reduce emissions and hold polluters accountable.

    4. Invest in locally-based renewable energy and energy efficiency.

     

    Why is this important?

    We, the people of Oregon, recognize that we face a climate crisis that threatens the well-being of the people and nature of the state we love. The decisions we make today will dictate the quality of our lives and those of all future generations.

    Divestment will help protect our children and grandchildren’s futures as well as our state’s financial portfolio.

    Stopping fossil fuel exports is essential if we are to keep at least 80% of fossil fuels in the ground, avert a climate catastrophe, and ensure that no more communities are put at risk by fossil fuel extraction and transportation.

    Carbon pricing encourages energy efficiency in transportation, businesses and homes.

    Investing in a locally-based renewable energy economy will provide jobs and a strong, equitable economic foundation for Oregon.

    From the Bottle Bill and Land Use Planning to Public Beach Access and the Eight-Hour Work Day, Oregon has been a national leader. We call on Oregon to lead once again on this critical issue. It’s good for the climate, it’s good for the economy, and it’s good for our families.

     

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  • signed up on Divestment of PERS Retirement Fund 2016-03-28 20:49:18 -0700

    Divestment of PERS Retirement Fund

    Are you a member of the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) who wants to ensure your retirement doesn't come at the expense of a livable future? Currently, over 331,000 Oregonians are invested in the fossil fuel industry simply by being a member of PERS, as current or retired public employees.

    Here at 350PDX, we're starting another grassroots campaign to make sure our investments match our values. We've just finished two campaigns that have succeeded in receiving commitments from the City of Portland and Multnomah County to no longer invest in the 200 companies with the largest fossil fuel reserves. We also support student campaigns to divest the endowments of PSU, Reed College, University of Portland, and Lewis and Clark College.

    As a PERS member, we want your input and involvement as we embark on another campaign to remove the social license of fossil fuel industry to destroy the climate and our ability to live on this planet. 

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