On Saturday, September 20, one day before the People's Climate March, over 90 members of Earth Quaker Action Team, or EQAT, conducted theatrical "climate disruption investigations" at two Manhattan branches of PNC Bank.
Banks can and should innovate and market new services generating lending growth before shuttering up all those main street branches. Foreign markets, trading on their own accounts, and subprime lending have all been tried already.
When I handcuffed my wrist to the White House fence on February 13 along with author Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club's Michael Brune, civil rights icon Julian Bond and 44 others, it was a big moment for my organization, Earth Quaker Action Team.
Although environmental awareness sometimes seems to drop off the day after Earth Day, this spring there are a number of eco-justice groups taking their message on the road, making connections, and building broader coalitions in the process.