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March 07th 2014:The Movement to Divest From Fossil Fuels

Just a few weeks ago, 17 foundations with assets of about $2 billion agreed to divest their portfolios of coal, oil and gas, and reinvest in the clean energy economy. This adds a major tailwind to the movement that is up and running on 400 college campuses nationwide. Major institutions in San Francisco, including the city itself, have agreed to divest completely. Some of these big names include The Compton Foundation, The Sierra Club Foundation, The San Francisco State University Foundation and more. Four of the leaders of this movement will join us on Go Green Radio to discuss the fossil fue

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Victoria Fernandez

Student Leader Fossil Free Cal Victoria Fernandez is a third-year student at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Economics and Society and Environment. As an active member of the fossil fuel divestment campaign at UC Berkeley since January 2011, she is also Co-Director of the student government Sustainability Team. Fossil Free Cal has rallied substantial support on campus: In a student ballot initiative last year, 73% of the student body supported fossil fuel divestment.
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Brian Schmidt

Director – District 7 Santa Clara Valley Water District Brian Schmidt is the director of District 7 of the Santa Clara Valley Water District representing Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, South Almaden and unincorporated County areas extending to the County line. The Water District as a whole voted to divest its $400 million financial reserves last August pursuant to Brian’s recommendation. Drought and climate change were important drivers of the Board’s decision. Brian has been involved in Santa Clara County Civic matters for eight years, which includes previous service to the District as a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee and P
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Andrew Behar

CEO, As You Sow Andrew Behar is CEO of corporate social responsibility organization As You Sow. He has 30 years of experience as an executive in the cleantech, communications, and life science sectors. Prior to joining As You Sow, Andrew founded and was CEO of an innovative fuel cell technology startup, served as COO for a social media agency focused on sustainability and has been a strategic consultant in the nonprofit sector. He also founded and ran start-ups in the areas of medical devices and communications, and serves on the boards of several companies.
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Brett Fleishman

Brett Fleishman is the senior divestment analyst for 350.org in their California office. Before joining 350.org, Brett worked for economist Jeremy Rifkin at the think tank The Foundation on Economic Trends on distributed energy policy. He holds a M.S. in MacroEconomic Sustainable Development from The New School in New York City. Brett worked in Bolivia, Peru, and Laos teaching college- accredited courses on economic and environmental issues.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 24/11/2017 09:00 24/11/2017 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio Just a few weeks ago, 17 foundations with assets of about $2 billion agreed to divest their portfolios of coal, oil and gas, and reinvest in the clean energy economy. This adds a major tailwind to the movement that is up and running on 400 college campuses nationwide. Major institutions in San Francisco, including the city itself, have agreed to divest completely. Some of these big names include The Compton Foundation, The Sierra Club Foundation, The San Francisco State University Foundation and more. Four of the leaders of this movement will join us on Go Green Radio to discuss the fossil fuel divestment movement, and its economic implications. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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