The outdoors is great. Getting dirty is good. But while you’re out there getting dirty on your favourite trail, up a hill, or in the woods, local councils are getting your taxpayer money really dirty. You have the power to change that.
Despite 75% of local UK councils declaring a climate crisis, they collectively hold investments of nearly £10 billion in sketchy fossil fuel funds. The money that’s meant to be securing our future, is destroying it. But you can change that.
Your voice matters, and together, we can protect the great outdoors, the places we love to get dirty, in a good way.
In the time it takes to ride a chair lift from bottom to top, you can do something huge and meaningful. Let’s make sure that the snow is still there when you next step off that chair lift.
We need you to ask your local council to #DivestTheDirt and move their pensions away from fossil fuel investment.
Divestment is simple. It means moving money from one place to another. From investments in dirty, climate-destroying industries like fossil fuels, to feel good, sustainable investments like renewables. It's as easy as that. You can learn more about divestment below to get the lowdown.
We’re calling on all local councils to pledge to divest their pension pots by COP26. As the host country, the UK must lead by example and influence the global picture and we’re demanding that our leaders invest in a better future for all of us.
Ask your local council to divest their pension pot away from fossil fuels and invest more sustainably now.
Find out about the fossil fuel investments of your local authorityhere
Already asked your local council to divest their pension fund? There are more ways to protect the great outdoors and invest in a world you want to retire into.
Check if your pension provider uses sustainable investments and take steps to divest your own pension.
Have a pension with your current employer you're unhappy with? Start a conversation about your pension today.
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