This summer we are gearing up to G.R.O.W. Divestment in the Pacific Northwest!
WHAT: GROW Divestment: Portland
WHEN: Sunday July 28th, 1pm
WHERE: Portland, OR
YOU: Students, city divesters, environmental justice and climate activists, community members
Last month, in an exciting victory, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales committed the city to full fossil fuel divestment! However, in the fight for climate justice, we still have a lot of work to do. Numerous campaigns are pushing local institutions, colleges, churches, and the State of Oregon to follow suit and drop their holdings in the fossil fuel industry. Furthermore, as Big Coal, Oil, and Gas are making moves to turn the Northwest into a dirty energy export corridor, communities across the region are organizing to protect our home from their dangerous plans. If we want to keep building a truly dynamic movement for climate justice, we must bind these struggles together as we fight the fossil fuel industry.
That’s why on July 28th, the day after attending the Summer Heat: Columbia River Climate Action we’re bringing together students, community members, and climate activists for a GROW Divestment meet-up. These meet-ups will be happening in partnership with major actions against dirty energy happening across the country. Participants will engage in a day of trainings focused around fossil fuel divestment, coalition-building, and forming regional networks for collaboration around climate justice.
This summer, GROW Divestment hopes to connect students working on fossil fuel divestment with the work of communities on the frontlines of resistance to fossil fuel extraction. We believe that these meet-ups will provide an opportunity for many different groups and individuals within the climate movement to be together in one space to talk about ways we can support each other’s work in fighting for a just and sustainable future!
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