Divestment campaigns about these days, encouraging people to choose a bank that does not invest in fossil fuel projects and most recently superannuation that doesn’t invest its members funds in fossil fuels. We are in the process of changing banks and looking into other forms of divestment too. 🙂 In the long-term I am not sure what difference it will make but I feel that it’s the ethical thing to do for our family. It doesn’t resonate right to do our best to live a sustainable life but then benefit from fossil fuel expansion in other ways.
This article in The Age (one of Australia’s top newspapers) shows that divestment is hitting the mainstream and for that I am grateful. Even if divesting is not the answer to the problem (although I believe it is a part of the overall answer) I’m glad of it as it’s getting it out to the public that there IS a problem. The way we are living cannot and will not be able to continue but until people see it, things can’t change.
Have a read and have a look into divesting from companies supporting continued and new fossil fuel projects. It might not make a large impact but it will at least let large companies know that there are people who care deeply as to where their money is being spent. Maybe if enough people let them know they might begin to listen.