Jane's Reasons for Hope: "It is easy to be overwhelmed by feelings of hopelessness as we look around the world. We are losing species at a terrible rate, the balance of nature is disturbed, and we are destroying our beautiful planet. We have fear about water supplies, where future energy will come from – and most recently the developed world has been mired in an economic crisis. But in spite of all this I do have hope. And my hope is based on four factors... -the Jane Goodall Institute
On Thursday, January 9, a packed committee room gave physical shape to the effort in support of divestment in Maine. LD 1461, sponsored by Representative Brian Jones (D-Freedom, ME), required the state’s pension fund, Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) to divest from fossil fuel assets over the course of the next five years.