Don't miss our next Community Conversation "Invest in Your Future, Divest from the Past! What You Can Do to Move Us Beyond Fossil Fuels" at 6:30pm on September 30th at College of Marin in the Academic Center Building, Room AC255. One of the most crucial battles in the war to stop climate change is being fought in the world of finance. After all, how we invest and spend money not only reflects what we value as individuals and a society, but it's a direct manifestation of our plans for the future, (or lack thereof). Climate-aware investors and institutions are starting in earnest to pull investments out of the doomed fossil-fuel industry and re-direct funds to build a climate-friendly future that works.
And yet, the fossil fuel industry's influence and the resistance of the status quo to change is enormous. Too often, activists are running into a brick wall of opposition from traditional investment boards and advisors. On September 30th, you'll hear how the fight is going at all levels, and hear about ways you can help tip the balance. Brett Fleishman, 350.org's Global Financial Analyst, will provide a worldwide perspective on how the divestment movement initiated by 350.org is faring today. Local financial advisors will discuss ways we each can move our own funds out of fossil fuels to support a renewable energy future. Morissa Zuckerman from the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network, and student activists Zhanpei Fang and Emily Lemmerman from Stanford, and Yin Htin from San Francisco State will describe what it's like to demand change from stodgy institutions, and refuse to take no for an answer. It promises to be a fascinating evening!
The Academic Center building is on the southwest corner of the intersection of College Ave. and Sir Francis Drake Blvd, and Room AC255 is in the wing furthest from College Ave. This Friday only, COM will permit parking in any of the College of Marin lots 5:30-10PM for free and won't issue citations. An easy lot to try is across Sir Francis Drake from the Academic Center just west of College between Maple and Elm. The entrance is on Maple Ave.. Refreshments will be served as people gather at 6:30PM and the program will begin at 7PM.
We hope you can make it, and please share this event with others. Click HERE or on the image to download and share the event flyer below: