Hello to all friends of 350 Pittsburgh,
You may have assumed that besides distributing our biweekly Digest and urging folk to join the Clean Energy March in Philly (this Saturday!), things have been fairly quiet here at 350 Pittsburgh.
In fact, we have been laying the foundation for a major campaign--the divestment of institutional endowments from fossil fuel shares. What is unique about our campaign is that we’re calling for the divested funds to be reinvested in Pittsburgh’s people and communities.
With an initial stipend from 350 Pittsburgh and a grant from 350.org, steering committee member Elise Yoder has now completed a Divest/Reinvest campaign feasibility study.
With the involvement of Elise, Michael Goodhart, Warwick Powell, and Peter Wray, we are embarking on the next phase of our campaign. We need your help in researching local opportunities for green-economy reinvestment, writing, bookkeeping, recruiting volunteers, and organizing events.
If you believe that YOU can contribute to this Divest/Reinvest campaign in any way whatsoever, please contact Elise at firstname.lastname@example.org.