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.
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:
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
Professional Staff Congress of CUNY, AFT Local 2334
Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy
Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline
To join Divest NY or Divest NY Teachers contact us at email@example.com.
Or contact Ruth Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-588-0187.