350 Auckland is a local campaign group focused on pressuring institutions to divest from fossil fuels. We use education, civil disobedience, and nonviolent direct action to build the movement for a healthier climate.
In 2017, our campaign to pressure Westpac out of funding the Adani mega coal mine in Queensland, in solidarity with our Australian friends, was successful! In May Westpac ruled out funding this climate crime, dealing a serious blow to multinational Adani’s plans.
During Global Divestment Mobilisation in May 2017, we dressed up as dinosaurs and Malcolm Turnbulls in front of the Australian consulate and staged a theatrical action to draw attention to the outrageous support the Australian government is lending to Adani’s project. Shortly afterwards, while our friends in Wellington mobilised in front of Parliament to protest US Secretary of State and ex-ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s presence in the country, we mounted a very oily street theatre action in which we, the citizens of Tāmaki Makaurau, arrested Tillerson for his climate crimes.