Should Vermont divest?

Should Vermont divest? A recent study argues that Vermont’s state pension funds have given up $77 million in gains due to investments in fossil fuels. Gov. Peter Shumlin has also recently called for the state to divest, causing a rift with State Treasurer Beth Pearce, who opposes divestment. We speak with a Vermont investment manager about why he advocates for divestment.

Eric Becker, Chief Investment Officer, Clean Yield Asset Management 

Can we save the planet? The many faces of the climate change movement

On the eve of the People’s Climate March in New York City, we speak with people involved in fighting climate change on different fronts:

Bill McKibben, author, activist, founder, 350.org, on building a global movement

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, on what VT is doing to move to renewable fuel sources and his view on fossil fuel divestment

Jonathan Lash, president, Hampshire College, on being one of the first colleges to divest of fossil fuel stocks

Clayton Thomas-Muller, co-director, Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign, organizer with Idle No More, on native resistance