CLIMATE ART PROTEST- Sat. April 9, 2022, Providence, RI – – Activists from the End Fossil Fuel Funding team of Climate Action RI (CARI-EFFF) gathered at Chase Bank on Thayer Street in Providence to call for the end of expanding fossil fuel funding by big banks. #DefundClimateChaos art posters were displayed and the activists attempted to deliver a letter signed by Rhode Island Chase Bank customers demanding the end of fossil fuel funding expansion to a bank manager who was so shy and timid she locked the door to the bank. Brian slipped the letter under the locked door. Activists engaged with bank customers and pedestrians to spread the message with leaflets.
The CARI-EFFF team at Chase Bank in Providence on April 9, 2022.
Diane voices here outrage at a bank that funds the climate chaos caused
by fossil fuel extraction.
Justin, Terry and Wes the dog display the art
Brian delivers the protest letter to a locked bank with Dave
and Kim looking on
Team work spreading the message!
The EFFF Team brightens the neighborhood with art near the bank
Climate Action RI believes that Rhode Islanders should be informed that their money is being used to finance the expansion of the fossil fuel industry that is causing the destruction of the world’s climate. The 2022 Banking on Climate Chaos report details the detrimental impact to the world’s climate caused by giant banks investing vast amounts of their customers’ money to finance the fossil fuel industry.
In the five years after the Paris Agreement was adopted, six US Banks ― JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs ― provided nearly $500 billion in lending and underwriting to the 100 corporations most aggressively expanding fossil fuel operations. Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America are the world’s four largest providers of lending and underwriting to those same 100 companies.
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