On Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October, over 1000 Australians will be joining us for Divestment Day activities at 13 locations around the country. With hundreds of customers closing their accounts in protest of the banks’ dirty fossil fuel investments, and public demonstrations of community strength, the message to the banks will be loud and clear: If you continue to choose fossil fuels, your customers will choose another bank!
Whether you’re ready to close your account, have already divested, or just want to make your voice heard, check out our Divestment Day page for all the details of how you can get involved.
If you can’t make it to one of the events, we’ll be live-blogging all the action below. So check back to see how the events of Divestment Day are unfolding.
Sunday, 9 October, 8.15pm
Video – customers around Australia divest!
Saturday 8 October, 5.45pm
Adelaide getting on with divestment!
Saturday 8 October, 4.17pm
Three happy divesters in Armidale
Saturday 8 October, 4.10pm
Brisbane tells the big banks: “No more fossil fuels!”
Saturday 8 October, 4.03pm
Newcastle – divesting to preserve the reef for future generations
Saturday 8 October, 3.58pm
Sydney divests en masse
Saturday 8 October, 3.11pm
Check out some of the highlights on facebook
Saturday 8 October, 2.58pm
Pablo and Taegen cut ties with Commbank
“By lending to coal and gas projects, CommBank is showing contempt for its customers and all Australians. Goodbye!”
Saturday 8 October, 2.44pm
Wonderful scenes at melbourne’s federation square today – check out some of 350.org’s photos
Saturday 8 October, 2.30pm
ex-Commbank customers lining up to ditch the bank over dirty fossil fuel investments
Friday 7 October, 4.58pm
Check out our facebook album for some highlights of the action so far
Friday 7 October, 4.02pm
canberra sending a clear message to the big banks
“If you continue to choose fossil fuels, your customers will choose another bank!”
Friday 7 October, 4.00pm
Friday 7 October, 3.40pm
Geelong showing us what the banks are really funding with customers’ savings
Friday 7 October, 2.53pm
Divesting from NAB in townsville
Along with Jordan, other Townsville residents divested from the big banks for reasons including:
“They are not aligned with my values. I want to see the environment put before profit.” – Jacob
“I wouldn’t personally invest in fossil fuels and I don’t want my bank doing that with my money.” – Maree
“I hate global warming!” – Courtney
Friday 7 October, 2.09pm
Why are these guys are leaving CommBank? Watch the video to find out!
Friday 7 October, 1.22pm
Check out this great snap from the Divestment Day action in Bendigo!
The first photos of our regional divestment day activities are starting to come through, so check back to see more throughout the next two days.
Actions in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide are all set for tomorrow, so if you can make it along, sign up here.
Friday 7 October, 9.19am