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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Support Divest NY's Campaign to divest the

New York State's Pension from fossil fuels

Tell your legislators to pass the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (A1526 S2126) which would require New York State Comptroller DiNapoli to divest New York's pension fund from fossil fuels. Ask your New York State Senator and Assemblymember to sponsor the bill. If they are already a sponsor, ask them to ask leadership to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. Sign the petition here.

Divest NY is a loose coalition of dozens of local and statewide organizations. Organizations that currently serve on our planning calls:


     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

     People of Albany United for Safe Energy

     Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy

     Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline

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.

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