The Gawler Natural Resource Centre is hosting a Sustainable Living Festival on November 6th 10am-3pm, for more information contact:
(08) 8523 7715
or refer to the Flier
Tomorrow, Saturday 8 October 2016, is Divestment Day – we encourage everyone to take part or, at least, to consider what actions you can take to ensure that your money is not funding climate change.
We recently held a public meeting on the topic of divestment, presented by Jack Bertolus, Research Coordinator at Market Forces, a Melbourne-based organisation that researches and publishes information about investments in fossil fuel projects.
Market Forces website contains many useful resources on how to compare banks, superannuation funds and insurance companies, many of which invest heavily in fossil fuels despite having made commitments to change in order to meet the terms of the Paris Agreement.
We want our money to do good for us individually but also for all of us together. We want to know that our money in banks, superannuation and organisations we are part of, is used for good, not to fund industries that contribute to climate change.
We can use the power we have over our own money to help make the change. For example, the Adani coal mine in the Galilee Basin could be stopped by divestment campaigns that influence banks to consider the long-term impact of such projects.
Is your money making the world a better place – or is it supporting the continuation of fossil fuel and other industries that contribute to climate change?
Did you know that banks lend our money to large coal, oil and gas companies and projects, and super funds and insurance companies invest customers’ money in these industries.
You will learn how to exert influence and make a positive change for sustainability by making sure your money is working for good. Divesting your money from fossil fuels is a powerful thing to do. It is the opposite of investment – it’s taking your money away from damaging industries and businesses that threaten our future.
Our speaker is Jack Bertolus from Market Forces, a Melbourne-based organisation that works with the community to prevent investment in projects that harm the environment and drive global warming.
A simple meal will be provided from 6pm, prior to the talk – we suggest a donation of $5 per person to help cover costs.
This is a DIVESTMENT DAY event. Saturday 8 October 2016 is Divestment Day. Meet at 11am in Hindmarsh Square to join with others to deliver a message to banks about their obligations regarding compliance the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to below two degrees.