“Whenever we spend a dollar, we are saying ‘yes’ to something.” Those wise words have stuck with me and haunt some people every time they make a purchase of something they’d rather not be affirming. You probably try to buy local food, buy clothes and furniture second-hand, and maybe even buy solar power (or at least buy less fossil fuel). But have you thought about your investments? Your mutual funds and 401K may be invested in the same companies which are destroying our planet, and you may not even know what you’re saying “yes” to. Divesting your portfolio from these dirty stocks is the ticket. But how to begin?
Get the help you need to take the influential step of divesting from fossil fuel stocks, and ensure that you have other viable options to invest your money. You’ll be able to take the information to your place of employment and to your friends and family to encourage them to divest as well.
Topics we’ll cover include–
Start by checking out Central Vermont Climate Action’s Personal Divestment Workshop. Topics will include:
- Defining fossil fuel free investing
- How to know if you have fossil fuel stocks in your portfolio
- Fossil fuel free investment choices and past performance
- Divesting intelligently: how to avoid making costly general investment mistakes
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:00 am-noon
Where: Capstone Community Action (20 Gable Place Barre, VT 05641)
Hope to see you there! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org