26 April 2017
Local campaigners are holding a free event - Surrey Divestment Evening - on Weds 10 May in Dorking. With severe bleaching now affecting huge areas of the Great Barrier Reef – due to climate change – the Divestment Campaign is increasing the pressure on pension funds to take their money out of fossil fuels.
Surrey County Council has £67m directly invested in fossil fuels - £3m of it in Canadian Tar Sands – the most polluting of all.
The event is part of Global Divestment Mobilisation Week. This aims to encourage institutions and individuals to move their money into funds that don’t depend on fossil fuels. The evening will be presenting some of the alternatives. All are welcome to attend.
“It’s absolutely vital that we stop this investment in fossil fuel madness before we wreck every ecosystem on earth”, said Green campaigner, Jacquetta Fewster. “Three London boroughs have divested so far and Surrey County Council’s Pension Fund should follow suit. Come along to Burgundy & Black in St Martins Walk, Dorking, to find out more”.
The evening starts at 7.30pm with interactive workshops, followed by a video and two speakers. The venue postcode is RH4 1UT – car parking nearby
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