Climate change activists urge Coloradans to divest from fossil fuel stocks

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Photo: Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in January 2015
Investors from foundations, endowments, and faith groups from across the country are in Denver this week to promote fossil fuel divestment, or refusing to buy stocks in coal, oil, and gas companies. Inspired in part by the campaign to pressure South Africa in the 1980s to end apartheid, these activists want investors to pull out of companies whose products are linked to global warming and climate change. In Colorado, Naropa University and the City of Boulder have both committed to the concept.