As a community organizer, there are events you put on that go alright, those that go pretty well, and those that are basically perfect. The For Our Future: Youth Climate Conference on Saturday, October 22nd by the 350 Colorado Youth Action Committee (YAC) was that event.
What makes it even more special is that this was their first time putting on this event.
Denver – Since the Paris Climate Agreement, the world’s 60 biggest banks have financed fossil fuels to the tune of $4.6 trillion. Runaway funding for fossil fuel extraction and infrastructure fuels climate chaos and threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions. US banks are the top fossil fuel funders.
That’s why 350CO took to the streets in Denver Saturday dressed as zombies to protest fossil fuel financing, calling on the Wall Street banks and the Federal Reserve to phase out fossil fuel funding by 2030.
We are so grateful to honor Harper Meyerson as our Climate Hero of the Month for November!
Harper hails from Seattle, Washington and is currently studying Economics and International Relations at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. That’s right, she is making a difference in the climate movement in Colorado from 4,000+ miles away!