On 15 October East Sussex County Council declared a “climate emergency” at the same time as it rejected calls to stop funding the oil and gas companies that are driving the climate crisis. Nonetheless, Councillors were under enough pressure feel the need to claim that they were “moving in a similar direction” to those calling for the East Sussex Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels.
With almost two-thirds of the UK public agreeing that the climate emergency is the biggest issue facing humankind and the Council on the back foot, now is the time to increase the pressure on the County Council to stop funding climate change.
Join us at the next Divest East Sussex meeting (7 – 9pm, Thursday 7 November, White Rock Hotel, 1-10 White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JU) to learn more and find out how YOU can get involved (Facebook: https://bit.ly/36qlldz)
Divest East Sussex will also be giving a 20-minute presentation on the campaign at the next Eastbourne Friends of the Earth event: 7 – 7.20pm, Tuesday 12 November, Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Rd, BN21 4TX (Facebook: https://bit.ly/2NCwQWp).
You can also invite us to come and speak to your local church / union / branch / meeting / XR group etc… by emailing us at divesteastsussex[at]gmail.com.