Bang the Drum for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Meet 9am outside Lewes station, Tuesday 12 July.

It’s time for East Sussex County Council to stop investing in fossil fuels!

Please bring something to make a noise.

‘The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk’ – UN Secretary General, António Guterres

Despite declaring a ‘climate emergency’ over 2½ years ago, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is still investing local* people’s pensions in the giant oil companies – like Shell and BP – that are driving the climate crisis.

Avoiding catastrophic climate change requires an immediate stop to all investments in new oil & gas. Yet the world’s 20 largest fossil fuel companies are planning to spend over $930 billion on such projects between now and 2030.

It’s time for ESCC to stop making excuses and divest from fossil fuels.

Join us in Lewes on 12 July to make a BIG NOISE for fossil fuel divestment outside County Hall, on the date of ESCC’s Full Council meeting. Meet 9am outside Lewes station.

Please bring something to make a noise (bells, whistles, drums, pots & pans etc…)

Organised by: Divest East Sussex, Eco Action Families Brighton, Lewes Climate Hub, Lewes Green Party, Seaford Environmental Alliance, Transition Town Hastings, Transition Town Lewes, XR Brighton, XR Eastbourne, XR Lewes

Please help spread the word:

– invite your friends on Facebook
– order free fliers (A5) and window posters (A4):

* ESCC runs the local government pension scheme covering Brighton & Hove as well as East Sussex.