Stop Funding Climate Chaos
The scientific and moral imperative is clear: there must be no new investment in fossil fuel expansion, including production, infrastructure and exploration. - Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General
Simply put, turning off the money pipeline is one of the most effective ways to stop increasing the input of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.
Rivers & Mountains GreenFaith - in coalition with Stop the Money Pipeline, TH!RD ACT, and GreenFaith - plans and organizes actions directed at banks, insurance companies, asset managers and institutional investors to stop funding, insuring and investing in climate destruction… and, to realign their business with renewable clean energy.
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Day of Action | 3.21.23
organized nationwide by TH!RD ACT to send a strong message to the banks:
if you don’t move money out of fossil fuels, we will move our money out of your banks.
Downtown Albany | 12 noon
demonstration directed at three Wall Street banks funding new fossil fuel projects
assemble at Jennings Landing in the Albany Corning Preserve on the Hudson River
march over Interstate 787 on the 'Hudson River Way' pedestrian bridge
re-assemble at the plaza at Maiden Lane and Broadway
march to three banks located on Broadway, State Street and Pearl Street
organized by Rivers & Mountains GreenFaith
Stop the Money Pipeline
NYS Council of Churches
Kingston Interfaith Council
Climate Action Team - Unitarian Universalist of the Catskills
Green Sanctuary Team - First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
Creation Care Committee - First Reformed Church of Schenectady
First Presbyterian Church of Valatie
Science of Spirituality
North Country Earth Action
Mountain Top Progressives
Mothers Out Front
Citizen Action of New York
People of Albany United for Safe Energy - 350org Albany
Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment
Extinction Rebellion - Capital District
Extinction Rebellion - Mid-Hudson
Green Education and Legal Fund
Solidarity Committee of the Capital District
Capital District Democratic Socialists of America
Upstate NY Industrial Workers of the World
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TH!RD ACT has been collecting pledges from thousands and thousands of people to collectively move their deposits out of the big Wall Street banks if they do not stop loaning and underwriting money for the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.
On December 14th, Bill McKibben wrote to the CEOs of Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo... 20 organizations signed this letter - including Rivers & Mountains GreenFaith, 350org, Stop the Money Pipeline, Extinction Rebellion, and Sierra Club (see letter below).
The main ask is for a meeting in the month of January to discuss each bank’s climate commitments. This request is in advance of the planned February delivery of the thousands of pledges to close bank accounts... all leading up to the national Day of Action on March 21, 2023.