Join with Climate First! and many other groups around the U.S. in a campaign where we are asking Costco to pressure Citibank--its credit card provider--to start slashing its massive investments in fossil fuels. For "details", go below.
Costco, the third largest retailer in the country, is beloved by many of its members. However, it has a credit card relationship with Citi, the second largest funder (of all the banks in the world) of climate-wrecking fossil fuels over the last seven years. In addition, the lender is presently the biggest U.S. investor in dirty coal. We believe that Costco should use its leverage with Citi (the lender has a very profitable credit card relationship with Costco) to try to get the bank to end its financing of new fossil fuel projects––or else Costco should switch to a cleaner credit card.
Over the next 1.5 months, help us spread the word as we petition outside various Costco warehouses in the Washington, D.C. area, basically asking the retailer's members/customers to urge the company to convince Citibank to do right by the climate.
What: As part of the "Costco--Cleanup Your Credit Card" campaign, we will engage with Costco members/customers outside their stores, and ask them to sign a petition calling on the retailer to request that Citibank end its funding of new fossil fuel projects.
When: Numerous dates during the months of November and December, including Saturday, November 18th, from 11 am to 1 pm.
Where: Various Costco stores in Washington, D.C. area, including the stores in Wheaton, MD and (possibly) Gaithersburg, MD on Nov. 18th.
Misc: Please RSVP below to get involved with our local Costco campaign team and/or attend the Wheaton Costco action or (possible) Gaithersburg Costco action. Also, whether you are a Costco member/customer or not, please sign the campaign petition. Finally, if you have questions or concerns, please contact Ted at [email protected].