Letter: Divestment in place

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Editor of the Reformer,

So you want to do something about climate change, but you are stuck at home. No problem!

350Brattleboro is hosting an on-line divestment panel discussion Thursday at 7 p.m. because now is the perfect time to sit down at your computer and figure out how people can help stop the flow of your money supporting fossil fuel.

Called "Divestment in Place — Cash and Capital," the event will host banking and investment experts to help people find a checking account or credit card as well as where to invest. The event was originally planned for the Brooks Memorial Library. Now it will be a Zoom on-line meeting sponsored by 350Brattleboro, the library and All Souls Church SEAC Committee. This event is free, but a simple registration is required.

Climate destruction is underwritten by banks, asset managers and insurance companies. This Earth Day, the sponsors hope people will switch their bank accounts, credit cards, and/or retirement account to an institution that will use their money for good. Gofossilfree.org estimates that more than 1,000 institutions and 58,000 individuals have pulled trillions of dollars out of fossil fuels.

Register for this meeting using this link: https://tinyurl.com/ASCDivest

If you have questions, contact anyone of these three people: George Carvill, george@carvill.net; Marisa Keller, mdk.wordsmith@gmail.com; or Abby Mnookin, abby@350vt.org.

George Carvill

West Brattleboro, April 20

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