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August 25-27 – you are invited to join us for a group trip to the beautiful Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming, where the Federal Reserve is having its national annual meeting, to participate in the first big in-person action for the Fossil Free Federal Reserve campaign!
350CO is partnering with 350.org and other allies on the Fossil Free Federal Reserve campaign – calling on the Federal Reserve to stop big banks from financing fossil fuels and the destruction of our planet! We will have a peaceful demonstration outside the event and create a presence that can’t be ignored.
We will have A LOT OF FUN! We’ve rented 2 group camping sites at Colter Bay Village on beautiful Jackson Lake, located in the national park. (The campgrounds are top-notch, with several restaurants, a general store, gift shop, wifi, etc., and there are ranger walks, horseback riding, canoes and kayaks to be enjoyed if you wish! )
350.org will cover transportation, food costs (up to $15/meal), and the group camping site costs. All you need to do is bring your personal items, a tent and bedding for camping (or let us know if you would prefer to stay in shared RVs we’re renting). ***If you have an RV you’re willing to bring or loan us for the trip, please email Micah(at)350colorado.org.***
Travel/action plans: We will organize carpools (or rides in RVs) from various locations. Let us know if you can help recruit in your area! We’ll leave the morning of Aug. 25 arriving at the campground that evening. The next day is the primary action time at Jackson Lake Lodge – we’ll hold banners and have a press conference outside and do group photos for press. We’ll camp that night. Then carpools can travel back home on the 27th or feel free to stay that night in another group camp site we’ve reserved on a river in the park and return on the 28th.
Please RSVP here as soon as possible, so we know that you plan to join us! And invite friends!
Why is this Fossil Free Federal Reserve campaign important? Here’s what you need to know: U.S. banks have funneled $1.2 trillion dollars into fossil fuels in the past five years. These big banks won’t stop funding fossil fuels on their own (they’ve been quite clear about that). The good news is that the Federal Reserve — the U.S. central bank — has the legal authority to make fossil fuel finance less desirable and possibly set limits on the financing of fossil fuels. It’s the Fed’s literal job to protect the public interest and economy from systemic risks like climate destruction, but they won’t do it alone. It will take the full weight of the climate movement pushing the Fed to take action and hold banks accountable for funding this crisis.
Then we hope you’ll join us in WY – remember to RSVP here! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions to micah(at)350colorado.org.