11 Jan '18, 1pm

Empire State Building Shines Green After NYC's Decision to Take on Fossil Fuel Industry

Empire State Building Shines Green After NYC's Decision to Take on Fossil Fuel Industry New York City's iconic Empire State Building glowed green Wednesday night following two "watershed" announcements —that the city would seek to divest its pension funds from fossil fuel investments, and that it filed suit against five oil giants for contributing to climate change . "The Empire State Building is shining green tonight because it's time to put our planet first. #DivestNY," Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Wednesday. 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, a major campaigner in the global divestment movement, remarked in a tweet about the green lighting, "Just this once I think it's worth the carbon!" The Belgium-based European Green Party also chimed in and advocated for European leaders to follow the Big Apple's footsteps. "Let's join #DivestNY and #DivestEurope for a Gre...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/new-york-fossil-fuel-divestment-...

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