This weekend, a handful of bands will participate in a free, public concert in Downtown Los Angeles to protest the destruction of the Amazon rainforest as a part of the year-long campaign Amazon UpRising.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 16 and feature performances from the indie-rockers of Walk The Moon and Santigold as well as raggae’s Nanko. The day will kick-off with a march past five major banks and a flash mob is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the intersection of 6th and Figueroa streets. Following the march at 3 p.m., the concert will take place.
Good Money, the activist digital bank that created the campaign, urges people to consider what they are supporting with their money.
“When smoke from 90,000 wildfires in the Amazon turned day to night in Sao Paulo earlier this year, people across the globe demanded action, but most of us are not aware that Big Banks, using our deposits, are the silent drivers of rainforest destruction,” CEO Gunnar Lovelace said in a press release. “Until we fix the financial industry, climate emergencies like the destruction of the rainforests will continue to accelerate. Amazon Uprising is just the beginning of our journey to reshape the financial system for Good.”
Big Banks reportedly invested $44 billion in corporations directly linked to rainforest destruction since 2013, Good Money notes on their website. By holding a “party with a purpose” this weekend on the steps of bank locations in Los Angeles, the campaign hopes to make a direct impact on the destruction with a group of dedicated and passionate humans coming together.
Good Money will show the attendees how they can take action and demand that big banks stop the rainforest destruction both on and offline. For each Amazon UpRising participant, Good Money will make a small donation to the Rainforest Trust. Additionally, they’ll make donations to the Rainforest Trust and Sacred Headwaters to help conserve the rainforest.
For more information about the Amazon UpRising campaign and how you can help conserve the rainforest, visit their site.