We will continue to campaign locally and nationally to keep most fossil fuels in the ground and for a global cap on carbon emissions. Kiigl will raise awareness of the urgency of change to a low carbon economy with a wide range of people.
Examples of letters to MPs…
Six A level Graphics students from Ringmer Community College rose to the challenge given to them by Transition Town Lewes (TTL) when they were asked to design a poster for the book The Burning Question.
Image by Lynda Durrant
The Guardian has thrown its weight behind the global divestment movement and they have even chosen the same name as our group (a coincidence/great minds etc)!
We had a petition to East Sussex County Council asking the pension fund to divest. This petition has now been presented and councillors are considering it. And there is a new petition started on the council’s own website – see above.
Jamie Hartzell from Ethex will talk about how we can put our money directly into businesses whose mission and impacts we support, and that also offer a financial return. Ethex is an online platform that enables positive investment.
Tuesday 24th November, Elephant and Castle, Lewes 7.30pm. £5 suggested donation for costs. Tickets in advance from the Elephant and Castle and at the door. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
KIIGS has campaigned locally for divestment from fossil fuels – see our petition to East Sussex County Council and many people want to take their money out of companies investing in fossil fuels, but it’s often difficult to know what else to do with it. Jamie Hartzell is chair of Ethex and chair of both the fairtrade company Divine Chocolate and Zaytoun, a company importing fair trade olive oil and other products from Palestine, and set up the Ethical Property Company in 1998. He has great experience and knowledge of alternatives, which of course include local energy co-operatives such as Ovesco