2015-2-14, 14:00 AmsterdamAmsterdam, 1011 PG, NetherlandsJe krijgt het adres en contactgegevens van de organisator van het evenement zodra je de uitnodiging hebt geaccepteerd.
Our big closing event of the Global Divestment Day in Amsterdam - everyone is welcome to join!
On Saturday the 14th we will organise a big Global Divestment Day action in Amsterdam that brings together the entire Fossielvrij NL network and broader climate movement in the Netherlands. Together, we will surround the city hall with our bikes--a strong symbol of people power and the sustainable society that we urgently need to build--and then use bells, sirens, whistles and drums to sound the alarm about the dirty and risky fossil fuel investments of the Amsterdam municipality.
From there we will take our bikes and move to the Museumplein in a massive and colorful alarm-parade. Upon arrival to Museumplein we will use our bodies and bikes to form the word FUTURE, which we will film from above using a drone. With this action we will be linking up with people taking to the streets all over the world, together forming the message:
FOSSIL FUELS = HISTORY
RENEWABLES = FUTURE
With its canals and bikes, the city of Amsterdam has a sustainable image. However, few people know that the municipality is also part-owner of a 650 MW carbon-spewing coal fired power plant in the western harbor, operated by NUON. In addition, Amsterdam is home to the largest gasoline port in the world, as well as the second largest coal harbor of Europe. And as if this wasn’t bad enough, the Amsterdam municipal council recently voted almost unanimously to invest over 100 million euros of public money in further expanding the capacity for coal and gasoline shipment in the harbor!
As greenhouse gas emissions increase year after year, we know the time for action is now (if not yesterday!). As Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State eloquently put it: “We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.” And we understand what that doing something means. Stop investing in fossil fuels and move forward to a 100% renewable future.
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If you want to help out and get actively involved in organizing this activity; you are more than welcome to! Drop us an email