BOSTON (WHDH) — Climate Courage activists gathered in Downtown Crossing on Saturday to protest fossil fuel investments by Chase Bank.
Some of the protesters wore animal costumes, surrounded by people wearing methane bubble suits. Protesters said the demonstration was aimed at telling banks to invest in ecosystem protection, not fossil fuel companies.
“Chase is funding the 6th extinction because it’s part of climate change,” said demonstrator Sue Donaldson. “The effects of climate change over the next few decades are going to be catastrophic, and most people just don’t know how it all fits together.”
Climate Courage is the direct action wing of 350 Mass, a grassroots movement to transition to renewable energy.
Protesters also handed out leaflets explaining their protest and how others could help companies divest from fossil fuels.
“The public should know where their money is going so they can make informed choices about which companies and banks they support,” said Mass Action member Jim Mulloy. “Profits should not come at the expense of the health, safety and survival of life on Earth.”
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