For Immediate Release
Alec Connon, 206-331-5231 or Emily Johnston, 206-325-0116
350 Seattle Announces Local Coalition to urge Gates Foundation to Divest from Fossil Fuels
"It is morally suspect to continue to profit from fossil fuel extraction and consumption when these corporations are contributing so heavily to devastating climate change. Ultimately we can choose our own destiny: will we make the difficult decision to change our energy needs, or will we continue to oppress the poorest communities and ecosystems that suffer the most, while lining our pockets?"
Audubon Society, Seattle Chapter
Echoes Lutheran Church
Eastside Friends Meeting, Bellevue (Quaker Church)
Unitarian Universalist Church, Edmonds; Peace and Justice Committee
Seattle Green Party
Mangrove Action Project
Capitol Hill Community Council
Capitol Hill Urban Co-Housing
The Compassion Games
The Dignity Virus
Seattle Environmental Activists
Earth Citizen Center
Earth Ship Seattle
Seattle University, Sustainable Student Action
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