Since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2016, while the rest of us were trying to reduce emissions, the big 5 Canadian banks have pumped over $700B into fossil fuel companies. They claim their financed emissions will be ‘net-zero’ by 2050 but the projects they’re funding right now – like Line 3 which brings tar sands oil through Indigenous land in Minnesota – will still be operational in 2050.
But many people don’t know that their bank is funding the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure all around the world — so we’re doing a bike ride along Bloor Street — with stops at bank branches to raise awareness of this critical issue.
On Saturday July 24th at 11AM, we’re meeting at the South East corner of Christie Pits, then riding along Bloor to Bay, with stops along the way.
Bring yourself and your bicycle and be prepared to join in some chanting and bell-ringing. Feel free to decorate or find a way to fly a flag or poster that shares info about the big banks’ dangerous loans.