By Art Lightstone
RBC is the biggest funder of fossil fuels in Canada, and the 5th biggest funder of fossil fuels in the world.
In fact, since the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was signed, the Royal Bank of Canada has poured over $200 billion into fossil fuels.
During the October 29th Day of Action Against Fossil Fuels, regional activists, local residents, and students from the Newmarket / Aurora area will be demonstrating outside the RBC branch at 16591 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario.
The Newmarket demonstration starts at 4:30 pm,
and goes until 6:00 PM.
We are asking the Royal Bank of Canada to stop funding climate destruction and the violation of Indigenous rights. With your participation, and with your creative fossil fuel divestment signs, Newmarket will send a loud message to RBC and to any other other banks that seek profit from the destruction of our planet.
You can sign up to participate in the Newmarket RBC Day of Action at the following
link or the QR Code below: https://act.leadnow.ca/21_rbc_doa/newmarket/
The October 29th Day of Action Against Fossil Fuels is an initiative of the Leadnow organization.
To learn more about how banks fund climate catastrophe, please see:
1. A downloadable PDF flyer that can be used to promote this event is available below. Please feel free to share this flyer in person or electronically.
2. You can find the following articles published about the Newmarket RBC demonstration:
3. You can also listen to an episode of the Green Neighbour Podcast dedicated to the divestment movement as well as the October 29th divestment demonstrations.
4. You can download and print some of the RBC logos presented below for the demonstration on October 29th, or for any other demonstration designed to persuade RBC to divest fro the fossil fuel industry.
Will this be your first time demonstrating on behalf of the climate? Wondering what to do?
No problem! Take a look at the Green Neighbour Climate Demonstration Preparation Kit.
When it comes to the environment, we are all neighbours.