Friday, December 24, 2021
Opening: 3:00 PM
Main Event: 3:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 AM
Indigenous land defenders are calling for a week of action calling out the corporate giants behind Coastal GasLink. We will stand in solidarity with them on Friday Dec 24th.
Learn more and RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/defund-fossil-fuels-caroling-for-climate-justice/
Given the holiday cheer surrounding this date, our action this month will emphasize Climate Caroling - see https://novasutras.org/santacruz/santa-cruz-events/#carol for details.
Join us for climate justice actions at Chase bank, at 3pm on the fourth Friday of every month. We will encourage people to move their money, and highlight the injustices of Chase's continued funding of new and expanded fossil fuel projects - see below for details. Actions may vary from month to month - see https://novasutras.org/santacruz/santa-cruz-events/#noL3 for examples.
These actions in Santa Cruz were initiated by our local Extinction Rebellion affinity group (with occasional organizing support from Novasutras), but they are open to all who feel called to stand up for climate justice.
Whys & Wherefores
Chase Bank is one of the largest funders of fossil fuel projects, including the Coastal GasLink pipeline and Line 3 Pipeline. Climate justice activists advocate that people move their money out of Chase Bank until it stops funding fossil fuel expansion projects like Coastal GasLink in Canada, Line 3 in Minnesota, and Keystone XL. Many of these projects go through indigenous lands without informed consent by indigenous communities.
For instance, the Wet'suwet'en indigenous nation in British Columbia has called for solidarity actions across the world as they fight an illegal pipeline (Coastal GasLink) slated to cross their sovereign territories with funding, of course, primarily organized by CHASE Bank.
COP26 highlighted the urgency of global responses to the climate crisis. The International Energy Agency has said our only pathway to limiting global warming to 1.5 ÃÂÃÂ°C must include "no investment in new fossil fuel supply projects."