California: Stop Destroying the Rainforests

Target: Marcie Frost, CEO of CalPERS

Goal: Stop investing in companies that are leading deforestation efforts around the globe.

The state of California is directly investing in companies and organizations that play a leading role in the destruction of our planet’s endangered rainforests. CalPERS, a retirement fund for state employees, is invested in a number of palm oil companies, including Posco and Bunge. Both companies are leading deforestation in countries like Indonesia and Brazil by burning rainforests for palm oil plantations.

The fact that California is invested in these companies exposes the hypocrisy of its commitment to ending climate change. The state of California has said it will follow the Paris Agreement, even when the federal government says it will not. However, by directly investing in these companies, the state is going against its promise.

Palm oil plantations are one of the leading causes of deforestation in the world. Sign the petition and demand that the state of California sever its ties with these organizations and uphold its promise to protect the planet.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Frost,

Your state government has direct ties to the palm oil industry. CalPERS invests in companies that are leading the destruction of our planet’s rainforests in Brazil, Indonesia, and elsewhere. These actions directly contradict the promises you’ve made to protect our planet.

California has long prided itself as one of the states leading the way in bringing an end to climate change. However, your actions do not reflect this promise. I demand that your government sever its ties with organizations and companies destroying our planet’s rainforests.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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2 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    stop it! thats so insane how this only nation signed out of the paris climate agreement. i support paris climate agreement no matter who signed out of the paris climate.

  2. CALIFORNIA NEEDS THE TREES NOW.

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