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Fight for a Healthy Ocean With Ocean Conservancy ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, nature, protection, oceans )

Cher
- 595 days ago - oceanconservancy.org
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Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:11 am
Signed.
 

Pat B. (355)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:16 am
TY,Cher.Done.
 

Nicole W. (644)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:23 am
You've taken the first step by signing up with Ocean Conservancy. ~ and shared, thank you Cher
 

Barbara D. (79)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:19 am
NS&S. Thank You
 

Debbie Williamson (276)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:32 am
Noted, signed and shared.
 

Mary T. (321)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:33 am
Signed & Noted - thank you Cher..wanted to be a marine biologist to study marine life but had kids instead...LOL
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:34 am

Welcome to the Fight for a Healthy Ocean.
 

Shana M. (59)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:39 am
Done.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:46 am
Done!
 

Katka Oelmann (239)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:08 am
Done. TY Cher
 

naomi cohen (37)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:16 am
signed! thank you, cher.
 

Natasha Salgado (578)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:27 am
Done!
 

Carol Bischoff (399)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:50 am
Done !
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:03 am
Signed.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:27 am
signed
 

Julie E. (371)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:32 am
Done all.
 

Nyack Clancy (452)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:05 am
Signed-
 

Yvette S. (34)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:56 am
Noted and signed
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:25 pm
Noted. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

norma laborie (33)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:35 pm
signed
 

Emma S. (228)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:43 pm
Done! Thanks, Cher.
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:43 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks for sharing
 

Christeen Anderson (550)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:49 pm
Signed.
 

Isa Villanen (44)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:03 pm
Ta! signed
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:06 pm
I read an article yesterday regarding corporate partnerships between environmental organizations and fossil fuel companies. Ocean Conservancy was listed along with The Nature Conservancy, The Wildlife Conservation Society, National Wildlife Federation Endowment, Conservation International (Northrop Grumman is on its board), & World Wildlife Foundation as part of this dirty partnership. The National Resources Defense Council says they're in the process of divesting and are halfway there. The Wildlife Conservation Society says it is now in the process of divesting.

Groups listed with NO connections are Greenpeace, 350.org, Friends of the Earth, Rainforest Action Network, Oil Change International & Climate Reality Project. So, they are "clean." I'd been getting mailings from Ocean Conservancy, and unsubscribed yesterday. If anyone has further info, I'd be glad to know.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:13 pm
Thanks!
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:13 pm
Thank you for the timely information Lois. I was considering making a donation to The Nature Conservancy and you're comments couldn't have come at a better time. I think we're going to see more and more of this type of thing happening; sadly.
Could you forward me the article link. Go to my page and send an e-mail through "introduce yourself" please and thank you.
 

Anette S. (23)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:41 pm
done
 

Nancy Black (304)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:59 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, and signed.
 

Angeles Madrazo (293)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:31 pm
Done!
 

Birgit W. (152)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:39 pm
Thanks.
 

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:48 pm
Thanks.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:51 pm
From the article I posted tonight ("The Giants of the Green World That Profit From the Planet's Destruction")
"..The same goes for Ocean Conservancy, which has $14.4m invested in publicly traded securities, including hundreds of thousands in "energy", "materials" and "utilities" holdings. A spokesperson confirmed in writing that the organisation does "not have an environmental or social screen investment policy". Neither organisation would divulge how much of its holdings were in fossil fuel companies or release a list of its investments."

I am hesitating to sign up with them.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:53 pm
..as Lois already commented above-I saw it only after submitting.
 

James Doeppers (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:24 pm
Thanks
 

Helmut H. (28)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:27 pm
Noted, thanks Cher!
 

Helmut H. (28)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:28 pm
And shared.
 

Joy McR (136)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:34 pm
NOTED..
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:40 pm
Signed
 

Natalie V. (27)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:41 pm
noted / signed
 

Sandi C. (238)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:58 pm
s/n
 

AniMae Chi (432)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:14 pm
2 signatures
Welcome to the Fight for a Healthy Ocean
 

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:23 pm
Done!
 

Dori C. (17)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:30 pm
Thank you!
 

Jo SICK (531)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:50 pm
This is a most notable cause!
Noted,signed & shared.
Thanks,Cher.
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:51 pm
Registered. Thank you, Cher!
 

Dana B. (133)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:54 pm
Signed, thank you
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:08 pm
I went ahead and signed up before I read the comments about OC's partnership with anti-environmental organizations. Will unsubscribe as soon as I can, now; thanks for the warning.
 

Marie W. (67)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:54 pm
S&N
 

Don Schwarz (5)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:40 pm
I hope all the environmental organizations develop a new/better policy on investing that takes into account not investing in the companies they are fighting. I am amazed.
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:03 pm
so important and urgent thank you
 

Liliana D. (124)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:46 pm
done, thanks
 

Dianne D. (462)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:22 pm
signed
 

M. (Moo) Prince (16)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:22 am
Signed, Noted & Tweeted...Ty Cher
 

paul m. (93)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:27 am

Signed
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Monday May 6, 2013, 3:02 am
Done.
 

Edo R. (71)
Monday May 6, 2013, 3:54 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:34 am
It's also for ourselves
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:46 am
Noted and signed up!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:00 am
Thank you.
 

Beverly M. (90)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:19 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Cher!
 

Marija Mohoric (47)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:41 am
thank you
 

Sara T. (3)
Monday May 6, 2013, 8:57 am
Glad to help. Signed. It's time we stopped using our oceans for garbage dumps and over harvesting it's bounties while ruining it's ecosystems.
 

Mike H. (237)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:24 am
Done!
 

Sara P. (61)
Monday May 6, 2013, 10:55 am
Done, thanks Cher.
 

Debbie W. (117)
Monday May 6, 2013, 11:06 am
Noted/Signed
 

Jeaneen A. (157)
Monday May 6, 2013, 11:26 am
Signed, Thanks!
 

Jane H. (138)
Monday May 6, 2013, 11:47 am
already on their list-----great organization--thanks for recruting more activists for this important cause!
 

Joanne A. (40)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:49 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks
 

James Doeppers (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:00 pm
Thanks
 

lorraine kennedy (2)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:20 pm
When I was a child it was generally considred that the ocean was too huge to actually hurt, but those days are over.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:08 pm
Angelika posted "The Giants of the Green World That Profit From the Planet's Destruction," written by Naomi Klein. This is where I found the info I posted earlier. I believe it was Raw Story that posted it last week from the Guardian article. The Nation has also posted this, and Alternet and Truthout both had it at their sites today.

Further info is that Nature Conservancy has $1.4 Billion in publicly traded securities. Wildlife Conservation Society has a $377 Mil. endowment, and World Wildlife Fund is worth $195 Mil. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: as of Dec. 2012 had at least $958.6 Mil. invested in just 2 oil giants: ExxonMobil and BP.

Sierra Club now has a clear policy against investing in, or taking money from fossil fuel companies. Sierra Club Foundation is still in the process of drafting a full divestment policy.

Please read these articles to get further, more in-depth information. Hope it helps.
 

Laurie H. (730)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:09 pm
Glad to Sign/Register, & Share,Thanks Cher & Sara for sending~~
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:55 pm
Happy to Sign/Register for Healthy Oceans. Thank You Cher.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:27 pm
I can not sign as I am already subscribe to OC. And while I am all for divestment from the the Oil Cartels, I must object to the insinuation that these groups are intentionally sleeping with the enemy. How many of you if you have personal portfolios or an IRA or a pension fund( Union or Corporate) mutual fund of any kind, ... and know exactly which Companies you are invested in? People, groups and organizations make investments all the time but seldom if ever do they actually hand pick each and every company stock that goes into that fund nd seldom if ever do the exercise micromanagement over all the subsequent sales and acquisitions made by the financial advisers/managers of those investment devices. What they do with those portfolios after they become aware of the conflict of interest in their investment is what not counts.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:29 pm
P.S. Perhaps it is just me but I find something akin to a karmic "Up Yours" in using their profits against them.
 

nicole silva (12)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 11:00 am
signed
 

Charlie Rush (66)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 10:13 pm
Water, the source of life ~ What will we do without it?
 

Petra M. (255)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 3:20 pm
Noted, thanks Cher!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:50 pm
signed
 

Wendy F. (44)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:32 am
Signed
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9:47 am
signed and noted
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:52 am
I hesitated,did more research and I did not sign.
 
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