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Oil Tycoon Heirs Are Seeing Green (Energy, That Is)

No I don’t mean greenbacks.  I mean green powered energy.  Joining a movement of power investors re-directing their money to clean energy, oil-industry pioneer John D. Rockefeller’s philanthropic legacy is dumping the Texas Tea.  The Rockefeller Brother’s Fund recently announced that their $860 million charitable trust will now invest in environmental causes such as alternative energy and climate change endeavors.

(Stephen Heintz, trust president, with Valerie Rockefeller Wayne and Steven Rockefeller. Image Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times )

Read more about the Rockefeller fund and the divestment movement for climate change at The New York Times.

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