Climate First!'s Earth Day Fundraiser

Climate First! is holding an online fundraiser this coming Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2024.  Please donate to the nonprofit as we continue our fight to save the climate. All donations, up to a certain amount, will be matched. 

Image: Potomac State Forest is an 11,535-acre 
state forest in western Maryland. Source:

Major U.S. banks are continuing to invest massively in climate-wrecking fossil fuels despite the world's warming recently exceeding, for the first time ever, 1.5 degrees Celsius over a 12 month period. While limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius was one of the main goals agreed to by nearly 200 nations in the Paris Climate Accord in 2015, it seems that the large U.S. banks have chosen to ignore it.    

Over the last few years, Climate First! and other groups talked to high-level employees in the major banks in an effort to convince the lenders to start reducing their funding of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, the activists in the meetings nearly always heard just constant greenwashing, while the banks helped the U.S. oil producers set a record for U.S. oil production in 2023.

As a result, Climate First! is now busy revising its strategy vis-a-vis the major banks. We are now pushing the climate-polluting banks towards green banking (AKA "ethical" banking), or encouraging institutional clients of the lenders to demand them to do "right by the climate", when we are not "calling them out" in protests for their unprecedented amounts of funding in dirty energy.

To continue our critical work, Climate First! needs your financial help to cover expenses involving communication, travel, as well as office equipment and rent. Any donation amount (which will be matched up to a certain amount) is appreciated. 


Image: Sharing information on green banking at 
TH!RD ACT'S national "Day of Action" event
in Washington, D.C.; 3-21-23.

Please give generously to Climate First! on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2024 at this link: . Thank you.


April 22, 2024 at 12:01am - 11:59pm
Ted Conwell ·

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