Some weeks itâ€™s hard to keep up with how quickly the world is changing.
Yes, part of that is the climate crisis: we live in a world thatâ€™s been profoundly and dangerously altered. But the politics of climate change are changing too, and some weeks you can feel a tangible shift in what is possible and what is not.
This is one of those weeks, and Global Divestment Day is a chance to be part of that shift. Together, weâ€™re changing the game and putting fossil fuels on the defensive.
Click here to register for Global Divestment Day which kicks off at the end of this week.
But if you really canâ€™t make it or don’t live near an event, here are 3 important things you can do instead:
1. Divest your bank
Click here to see whether your bank is financing fossil fuels
Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to switch banks
Click here for a letter to send your current bank to explain why youâ€™re leaving
Click here for a letter to send your new fossil free bank to explain why you’re joining them
2. Divest your super
Click here to see where your super fund stands on fossil fuels. Via Super Switch, you can contact your super fund to ask them to stop investing in fossil fuels or search for a fund that is fossil free.
3. Change your profile picture on social media to demand divestment
Call on your bank, super fund, favourite celebrity, local council, faith group, politicians, school, university or other local institution to stop financing climate destruction. Click here to change your profile pic today.
I canâ€™t wait to see what weâ€™ll do together for Global Divestment Day this Friday and Saturday across the country and around the world.
Thank you so much for being part of the movement,
Charlie for the 350.org team
PPS: Did you hear that the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund just divested from dozens of fossil fuel companies including 40 coal companies? Like and share here.
“We’re in a much better situation to win but we need to understand that this is a window. This is the last moment to be complacent.” – Naomi Klein, Global Divestment Day Web Workshop, 28 January 2015