Move Your Money for Climate Justice!
March 9th at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST
For Our Kids is hosting a webinar this Thursday March 9th with Banking on a Better Future, our collaborators in the youth bankingmovement, to talk about why Big Banks are a problem, how we can act in solidarity with Indigenous communities, and what to think about when divesting your money from oil and gas. This is a great intro to the banks campaign.
This event will lead us into the Stop Dirty Banks day of action on March 21 and help us build momentum through to the RBC AGM in early April. This will also be a big day of action in the US, so there should be some good media pick up. We've put together a TOOLKIT of different actions you can take with your team or on your own on that day to support.
RBC's Annual General Meeting
Over the next month, organizations across the country, including FOK, are getting ready to put pressure on RBC in the lead-up to their AGM on April 5th. RBC is Canada’s biggest funder of fossil fuels and finances many projects being built through Indigenous territories without consent, such as the Coastal Gaslink, TransMountain and Line 3 Pipelines.
RBC’s AGM is in Saskatoon this year, and land defenders from Wet’suwet’en and other affected communities, as well as climate organizers, will be there to hold them accountable.
So how can you get involved?
Learning about Wet'suwet'en Yintah and Culture Webinar
March 19 at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST
As we fight against environmental racism and corporate greenwashing, we can forget to take time to celebrate what we are fighting for. In this webinar on March 19th, Chief Na’moks from Wet’suwet’en will talk about the beauty of Wet’suwet’en land and culture, before sharing a call to action for RBC’s AGM.
Fossil Fools National Day of Action
April 1 - Details to come
To show our solidarity with activists taking on RBC in the boardroom, we’re planning a national day of action on April 1! The goal is to call out RBC as a fossil fool, and draw attention to how they fund climate chaos and projects in Indigenous territory without consent right before they meet their shareholders. Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.
Better Banks Learning Series
As we take action over the coming weeks, we also want to develop our knowledge about banks and the climate crisis – How can we be sustainable investors when banks are so heavily invested in oil and gas? What’s the role of regulation in making banks align with climate science? These are some of the questions we’re hoping to answer. Are there other things you want us to cover? Reach out to [email protected] to share your ideas.
Sustainable Investing 101 with Tim Nash
March 30th at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST
Join us for a session with Good Investing founder Tim Nash! This energetic and educational talk will provide an overview of sustainable investing theory and application. We'll cover topics like divestment, environmental social & governance (ESG) analysis, and impact investing.
Fossil Finance 101: How regulating banks can cut emissions
April 20th at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST
Join us for a session with Environmental Defence's Julie Segal to learn about the relationship between finance and climate change, and why bank regulation is a crucial piece of bringing Canada's Big Banks in line with climate science and putting an end to fossil finance.