The issue of climate change is being brought to Eastbourne today (23 September).
Divest East Sussex are bringing a bright yellow bus to town, as part of their tour of East Sussex, as they call on County Hall to stop investing pensioner monies in fossil fuels.
The bus will be spreading the message ‘Don’t Miss the Bus on Climate Change: Make Pensions Fossil Free’.
Julia Hilton from Divest East Sussex said, “We’ve already seen global warming of over 1 degree centigrade and the resulting climate change is now leading to increasingly severe impacts: from rapidly melting sea-ice at the poles to 50 degree heatwaves in India and the UK experiencing increasingly severe flooding. East Sussex County Council currently has £150m of local people’s pension monies invested in fossil fuels. These investments are a disaster for the climate as well as a financial risk for local people’s pensions. We urge people to sign our ‘Divest East Sussex’ petition and help send a strong message to the County Council that it’s time to stop funding the problem and start funding the solutions, like renewable energy and energy efficiency.”
The bus will be arriving at the Pier around 1.15pm.