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Dance and Become Part of the Climate Solution for Montgomery County

Sep 27, 2016 09:44PM
All are invited to 350MoCo’s fall kickoff fundraiser, DANCE2DIVEST starting at 8 p.m. on October 15, in Silver Spring. Admission includes appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks, awesome music and, of course, dancing.

350MoCo ‘s goal is clear and simple: get Montgomery County’s public pension dollars out of fossil fuel companies that continue to work against action needed to stop climate change. 350.org, founded by environmental activists in the U.S. and around the world, including Bill McKibben, launched a nationwide fossil fuel divestment campaign, based on the successful divestment campaign that helped end apartheid in South Africa.

Active on more than 300 college campuses, in over 100 cities (including right here in Montgomery County), the fossil fuel divestment campaign recently scored a huge, local success in June, when the District government announced that its $6.4 billion pension fund has been fully divested from its direct investments in 200 of the world’s most polluting fossil fuel companies. In doing so, Washington, D.C. has taken a critical step toward addressing climate change, joining more than 500 cities, philanthropic organizations, faith groups, universities and other organizations that have divested funds worth a collective $3.4 trillion.

Join them, dance the night away, have fun, learn about what can be done to become part of the climate solution in Montgomery County.

Admission: $20. Location: Pathways Magazine Rivendell Center, 9339 Fraser Ave., Silver Spring. For more information, contact [email protected]

 

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