In the spirit of the People’s Climate March, we invite everyone to come together on Massachusetts Global Divestment Day, February 12. With our voices we will directly challenge the social license of the fossil fuel industry in order to break the political deadlock around climate change. The divestment campaign highlights a conflict that most politicians are reluctant to address. If the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, most known fossil fuel resources need to stay in the ground. Yet fossil fuel companies not only plan to extract and sell their existing reserves, but are exploring ever more sensitive territory to find new ones. We are turning up the volume of our movement.
10 AM – 11:30 AM– Why Divest Our Pensions: Panel on Carbon Risk
Sponsored by Sen. Ben Downing, Rep. Marjorie Decker, and Rep. Frank Smizik
with Chuck Collins, Co-Founder Divest/Invest; Leslie Samuelrich, President, Green Century Capital Management; Tom Francis, Director, Oil and Gas Research, Fossil Free Indexes LLC
Noon – 2 PM– Rally of Voices for Divestment
Speaker: Tim DeChristopher, climate justice activist and founder of Peaceful Uprising Plus voices from: Frontline Communities, Public Health, Labor, Business, Education, Faith, Environment, Science, Peace, Elected Officials, and more
2 PM-3 PM—Lobby for Divestment of the MA Pension Fund
3 PM-5 PM—Youth Rally for Divestment Panel, Student Speakers, Networking
Let’s work together to build a new economy that serves us and mitigates the climate crisis; one where communities are empowered through innovative community-led solutions that ensure a just transition away from fossil fuels, and that support an economy good for both people and the planet.