Dirty Energy Month was incredibly successful with 17 WDM groups taking part across the country.
We used Dirty Energy Month as an opportunity to pile pressure on HSBC. Demanding that as the biggest underwriter of shares and bonds in fossil fuels on the London Stock Exchange they quit their investment in the dirtiest of all fossil fuels: coal.
WDM groups and activists got their hands dirty throughout the month, setting up extraction sites outside their local HSBC branches. In the City of London, the appearance of WDM activists bearing tape and builders hats prompted the bank manager to shut the branch down. On the global day of action on coal, WDM staff and volunteers set up an extraction site outside HSBC’s head office in Canary Wharf, and handed in a box of coal to represent what people’s money is used to fund. And there were some great actions around the country.
Here (in pictures too) are some of our highlights from Dirty Energy Month: