Seattle city pension fund owns almost $800,000 in private prison stock

An examination of the investments in the city of Seattle's pension fund shows that its adopted ethical guidelines play a secondary role to financial growth.
Sep 18, 2019

Local Organizing for a World BEYOND War: Potluck & Strategy Session

Join World BEYOND War Co-Founder David Swanson for this potluck & grassroots organizing strategy session! We’ll make plans for organizing a local Seattle chapter of World BEYOND War. We’ll also discuss forming a city-wide coalition to work on weapons divestment, in collaboration with local & national partners. All are welcome to this brainstorming & strategizing […]
Jul 8, 2019

Seattle reacts to Trump’s plans for Dakota Access Pipeline

The Tuesday rally against Trump's action included a protest in front of Wells Fargo, one of the financiers of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Jan 25, 2017
Alec Connon (right) helps tow an extra kayak for Bill and Melinda. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Gates Foundation divests from BP

News reports say the Gates Foundation Trust's holdings in oil, coal and gas stocks have dropped 85 percent since 2014.
May 17, 2016

Seattle leaders urge Gates Foundation to divest from fossil fuels

Bill Gates announced a multi-billion dollar initiative on clean energy, but Seattle leaders say his foundation needs to divest fully from fossil fuels.
Dec 1, 2015

Kayactivists want Bill Gates to publicly divest from fossil fuels

They even brought a two-seater kayak along for Bill and Melinda.
Oct 28, 2015

How to Divest Your University from Fossil Fuels

Last week Scotland’s Glasgow University became the first large university to completely divest from fossil fuel investments. The UW still has $15 million invested in fossil fuels.
Oct 21, 2014