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The Power of Green: Latino-Led Divestment Strategies for a Sustainable Future

June 27, 2024 10:00 AM

The Power of Green: Latino-Led Divestment Strategies for a Sustainable Future

As the climate crisis worsens, major investors exacerbate the problem by funneling more funds into fossil fuels, disproportionately impacting Latino communities through heightened health risks, increased vulnerability in climate-sensitive industries, and the threat of displacement from climate-related disasters. Without systemic changes in investment practices and environmental policies, Latinos will continue to bear the brunt of environmental injustices exacerbated by fossil fuel investments. In this session, participants will be tasked with devising a plan for Latinos to divest from fossil fuel funding, leveraging educational campaigns, financial literacy workshops, community investment initiatives, advocacy for systemic change, and partnerships with aligned organizations.

Speakers:

Brett Matulis

Communities Program Director, ecoAmerica

Lisette Perez

Member, National Environmental Youth Advisory Council, Environmental Protection Agency