Rainforest Action Network (RAN) will host Banks, Climate Justice and the Green Economy, tomorrow at the Democracy Center in Cambridge. The first in a series of events planned for the Greater Boston area, the dialogue will focus on banks’ responsibility to address climate impacts stemming from financing fossil fuels like coal.
WHAT: Banks, Climate Justice and the Green Economy
WHERE: The Democracy Center, Harvard Square, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge MA 02138
WHEN: Wednesday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.
WHO: Rainforest Action Network presents the following speakers:
Bob Massie, Keynote Speaker: President and CEO at the New Economics Coalition, American Episcopal priest, author, and social activist known for institutional divestment campaign to end apartheid in South Africa.
Danny Faber, Director of the Northeastern University Environmental Justice Research Collaborative;
Rabbi Margie Klein Founder and Social Justice Chair at Moishe Kavod House Boston;
Cindy Luppi, New England Director of Clean Water Action;
Alli Welton, Harvard Sophomore and Media and External Communications Coordinator with Students for a Just and Stable Future
Bank of America, the nation’s largest bank, whose top level executives are headquartered in Boston, finances more coal-fired utilities and mountaintop removal coal mining than any other bank in the country. While it promotes a public image as a leader in environmental sustainability, it directed $6.4 billion toward the U.S. coal industry in the past two years. Coal is the leading source of climate change pollution in the US and is responsible for more than 170,000 deaths annually.
The dialogue series will continue the evening of February 26 in the Parish Hall of the Arlington Street Church in Downtown Boston, and culminate in March with a personal letter delivery to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan.
Individuals and leaders from academic, socially responsible investment, faith, and social/economic/environmental justice communities are encouraged to attend. RSVP online: coalfreebofa.eventbrite.com