DIVESTMENT from Fossil Fuels — INDIVIDUAL ACTION
Is your money contributing to climate change? Right now, the answer is probably yes.
As we work to get the University of Wisconsin Foundation to divest from fossil fuels, many of us are wanting to take matters into our own hands and divest our personal finances from fossil fuels. Fossil fuel companies are currently overvalued, and as the international community moves toward regulating carbon emissions, divestment may be a good long-term investment strategy as well as the right thing to do.
350 Madison Climate Action Team has invited Steve Zahn of First Affirmative Financial* and Salli Martyniak of Forward Community Investments** to talk with us about personal divestment from fossil fuels. All are welcome.
Wednesday, January 29
7:00 – 8:30 pm
~ 4340 Tokay Blvd (corner of Tokay and Midvale) — please consider carpooling, or taking Bus 3 or 6 ~
* First Affirmative Financial offers asset management and consulting services to individual and institutional investors seeking to align investment decision-making with personal values and/or institutional missions. www.firstaffirmative.com
** Forward Community Investments (FCI) transforms communities by supporting organizations and programs that focus on the development of affordable housing, job creation, economic development, and critical human services. FCI advances a more just society through its loans and advisory services provided to mission-based organizations that work to decrease the growing racial, social, and economic disparities that exist in Wisconsin communities, both urban and rural alike. www.forwardci.org
350 Madison Climate Action Team is dedicated to achieving a reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide below 350 parts per million by working locally in concert with a powerful global movement. www.350madison.org