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UUCB Fossil Fuel Divestment: Update

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Over the past year, the Climate Action Ministry, Endowment Committee and the Board have engaged in conversations about UUCB divesting from fossil fuels as one way to contribute to building the political will for significant national and international action on climate change.

In April, the Board voted to divest the UUCB Endowment from any funds that contain Carbon Underground 200 companies by June 2019.   This aligns with the deadline set by the UUA for divesting from fossil fuel companies in the Common Endowment Fund.

At the June UUCB Annual Meeting, ninety percent of those who attended voted to affirm the Board’s decision.  There were three abstentions and three “no’s” out of 60 votes.

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