Divest from Fossil Fuels

A Sustainable Solution
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The fossil fuel industry is one of the leading industries in the world. Fossil fuels corporations have powerful lobbyists that work to make sure that their views are heard. However, as any public business, their funds rely on stockholder shares. Something that you can do personally is to divest your funds from fossil fuel companies. In February 2017, I, along with teachers from across New York City, urged the New York City Teacher's Pension Fund Board of Directors to divest their funds from fossil fuels, which they did in December 2017. This was a very important step, and it's important that you do in your personal finances as well.

Sources

Andrews, Eve. “How Do Fossil Fuel Companies Have so Much Power?” Grist. Grist, January 2, 2020. https://grist.org/ask-umbra/how-do-fossil-fuel-companies-have-so-much-power/.

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