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Campaign #1 – Our latest
#Opt4Climate (REI, Divest!)
REI’s money, deposited in Wells Fargo, and channeled into the U.S. Bank credit card program, fuels climate change – damaging the outdoors for decades to come. Protecting the outdoors is at the core of REI’s values. Let’s make our money talk.
Acting together, 16 million members have an opportunity to send a strong message: no more megabanking. Use the Co-op’s wealth ($2 billion annual sales) to build communities instead of destroying them. Break up REI’s bank accounts at Wells Fargo — deposit the money in sister credit unions where REI works. Terminate the credit card contract with U.S. Bank — choose a financial partner with values that are aligned with REI’s.
Join REI members calling for the Co-op to divest from the megabanks that fund the fossil fuel industry and push global climate to the tipping point!
What you can do:
- Sign the national online petition here and share it widely
- Check out the campaign website here, including the movie made by NextGen climate activists at Cascadia Action Network
- Like the REI, Divest! page on Facebook here; keep liking the posts there, and share the page and posts widely
- Chat climate change and divestment with people 1-on-1 using our online survey tool here (especially with people who don’t agree yet)
- Get wild and crazy posting photos with our campaign logo and hashtag on Instagram@#opt4climate.org
- Email REI at email@example.com – tell them why divesting makes sense
- Check out this media link: https://wagingnonviolence.org/2017/10/divest-globe-protests-urge-banks-cut-ties-fossil-fuels/
- Looking for more ideas? Questions? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Divest Eugene from US Bank
Help us support divesting Eugene from U.S. Bank. Here is some background information:
– U.S. Bank has financial ties to the Dakota Access, Keystone, and Enbridge pipelines – infrastructure that will maintain or increase dependence on fossil fuels at a time when we desperately need to reduce this dependence to combat climate change.
– These pipelines are being built on or near lands of indigenous peoples despite their strong opposition. When spills or leaks occur, indigenous people will be hit hardest.
– Eugene has committed, through a number of ordinances and resolutions, to 1) support Standing Rock in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, 2) consider social equity and environment health when making decisions about city business, and 3) give preference to local businesses in city contracting.
– Together, these facts provide a strong basis for denying U.S. Bank a future contract with the City of Eugene and the city should, instead, seek local banking options to supplement much of the local banking that they already do.
For more information, contact nastywomenrevolution@
Look for upcoming events concerning this campaign to the right under “Upcoming Events”.
For more information concerning green investments, check out this document: Fossil Free Investing Guide
Now, does this sound like a good idea to you?
Please join us in our work with the statewide…
Oregon Fracked Gas Resistance Coalition (No LNG Exports)
Contact Linda Heyl – Oregon Fracked Gas Resistance Co-Lead – LCreegan331@aol.com
Cap the Gasses!
We work with Renew Oregon, a statewide coalition of communities of color, union members, and environmental activists, to pass legislation in Oregon that will put a limit on the Green House Gases (GHG) which cause climate change and require the biggest climate polluters to pay. Proceeds will be invested in projects to reduce GHGs and create jobs in the fast-growing green energy sector.
To educate citizens and build momentum for this legislation, we engage with the public at community events, write letters to the editor, and help legislators to hear their constituents by organizing visits and attending statewide lobby days. We also invite Eugene businesses to join our growing coalition.
Check the Event List for meeting info. Please join us! Contact Linda Kelley: email@example.com
Read more about SB1070 The Clean Energy and Jobs Bill here:
Eugene’s Climate Recovery Ordinance (CRO)
Join us along with these amazing youth leaders from our local Earth Guardians to advocate for full implementation of the Eugene’s Climate Recovery Ordinance – the first of its kind in the nation. Check out our Events page (to the right) where its says “Testify re: the Climate Recovery Ordinance”.
Our planning meeting is the second Monday of the month from 4-5 pm at First United Methodist Church. We testify every fourth Monday of the month. Come on down!
For more information, contact Laurie Powell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oil bomb trains – Coming to a neighborhood near you!
Oil bomb trains pass through Eugene-Springfield on a regular basis. Hundreds of residents, businesses and public institutions, including the University of Oregon, Hult Center, Sacred Heart Medical Center – Downtown Campus, and selected elementary schools, are in or very near the blast zone of these trains. We are building a coalition, holding rallies and educational forums summer and fall leading to direct actions on this issue next year. Stay tuned. Look for events on our “Events” page to the right. For more information, contact Jim Neu: email@example.com
Eugene No Crude Oil by Rail Resolution Documents
DIY No Crude by Rail Video: