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Ashes to Action – North County

April 5 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm PDT

Ashes to Action: Honoring Our Climate Dead, Protesting Fossil Fuel Banks

Climate change is making extreme weather events like this winter’s floods and rainstorms in SoCal the new normal and there are often fatalities.  In the past fifty years approximately two million people have died from such events.  Climate change is primarily driven by the fossil fuel industry which in turn is funded by our financial sector.  From 2016-2022 four big US banks–Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo–have poured over one trillion dollars into the fossil fuel industry.  THIS MUST STOP!!

To protest this blood money and honor those who have died (most of whom are from developing nations), a coalition of environmental groups is holding a series of memorial services/protests in different locations around San Diego.  On Friday, April 5  1:00-2:30 PM the event will be in Solana Beach starting at Citibank, 740 Lomas Santa Fe Dr and processing to Bank of America, 943 Lomas Santa Fe Dr..  We will finish up at a nearby Mission Federal Credit Union to commend them for refusing to invest in fossil fuels.  Please register here for this crucial witness and if you can, wear black on the day-of. This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice and partners including Third Act So Cal, GreenFaith, SanDiego350, CleanEarth4Kids, and the North County Equity and Justice Coalition.  Our action is part of this Spring’s Faiths for Climate Justice, GreenFaith’s global call to people of faith to take action on fossil fuel divestment and investment in a sustainable future. For more information, contact Phil Petrie at phil@icejsd.org.

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