Who we are:

We are teachers, climate activists and students who demand that the NYS Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS) stop funding climate destruction and divest from fossil fuels. We are a committee of Divest NY, who led the successful campaign to divest New York City's five pensions.

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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. Here is a list of a few of the organizations that currently serve on our planning calls:

     350.org

     350 NYC

     350 Rockland

     Green Education and Legal Fund

     New York State Council of Churches

     New York Youth Climate Leaders

     NY Climate Advocacy Project

     NY Climate Reality Project

     NRDC

     People of Albany United for Safe Energy

     People's Climate Movement NY

     Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy

     Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline

     WESPAC

To join Divest NY or Divest NY Teachers contact us at divestny@gmail.com. 

Or contact Ruth Foster at nyclimateruth@gmail.com, 518-588-0187.

Contact Us

518-588-0187

divestny@gmail.com

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