Earth Company, Co-Founder "Be the Change" Read story
Social Activism That Anyone,
Anywhere Can Do: That's Divestment!" Read story
Please report your divestment to us!I Divested!
What is the “Let’s Divest!” campaign? On November 6, 350 Japan will commence a month-long “Let’s Divest” campaign calling on individuals and companies to switch their bank accounts to “Earth Friendly Banks” that do not fund fossil fuels or nuclear. The campaign aims to collect 100 personal and 5 organizational divestments by December 12, the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, to encourage banks to divest from fossil fuels and nuclear energy and transition finance flows towards a 100% renewable energy society.
What is divestment?
The definition of divestment is the opposite of investment--it means to remove funds. The Divestment Movement seeks to create a sustainable flow of money by asking institutions of all kinds to stop funding fossil fuel (coal, oil and gas) and nuclear energy companies / projects.
That sounds complicated. Plus, I don’t have any stocks or investments.
Do you have a bank account?
Yep. I've got a savings account where my monthly salary is deposited.
Well, then there's a good chance the bank is lending or investing your money in fossil fuels or nuclear industries.
Ok, but what’s so bad about the nuclear and fossil fuel industries?
The burning of fossil fuels - mainly coal, oil and gas - is the biggest cause of global warming. Nuclear, on the other hand, produces extremely hazardous, radioactive waste which takes thousands of years to break-down. Not to mention, the increasing risk of melt-down disasters like those in Chernobyl and Fukushima.
I see. So they're bad for the environment and pose a huge risk to our everyday life?
Yes. Although it's not well publicized, fossil fuels create the largest amount of greenhouse gas emissions causing air pollution and extreme weather around the globe. It's become essential to shift to a renewable energy society.
Ok! I want to transfer my accounts from a bank investing in fossil fuels and nuclear power to an Earth-friendly bank!
Hooray! We can all do our part to change the flow of money by divesting!
Join our campaign and receive the
"Earth Friendly Fact Sheet" and our
Join the campaign and open an account with a bank from the "Earth Friendly" bank list
Transfer funds from your old bank account to your new "Earth Friendly" bank account.
Please inform 350 Japan of your divestment using the “I Divested!” link at the top of the homepage.
I want to join the divestment campaign!
Please fill out this form and 350 Japan will send you the "Earth-Friendly Banks 45,” our Divestment Guide" and the "Earth-Friendly Bank Fact Sheet." Join us and Let’s Divest!
* participants personal information will be kept strictly private. We will provide regular campaign updates via Email but 350 Japan will not share your personal information with any other individuals or organizations without your expressed consent.
* All Let’s Divest! participants personal information will be kept strictly private.
We will provide regular campaign updates via Email but 350 Japan will not share your personal information with any other individuals or organizations without your expressed consent.
Please share campaign via Facebook and Twitter #LetsDivest # 銀行選び #forParis
Please share your Divestment via homepage!Close