Youth Team

Youth Protest Bank of America Funding Fossil Fuels

NH Student Activists Gathered on May 8th to Demand Bank of America End Funding to the Fossil Fuel Industry:

Bedford, NH — On Saturday evening a group of high school activists from the 350NH Youth Team and members of Extinction Rebellion met at the Bank of America in Bedford to protest the bank’s involvement in funding the fossil fuel industry. Speakers urged for the end to the money pipeline from banks and other firms that keeps the fossil fuel industry afloat even as our society has increasingly recognized the environmental costs of fossil fuels. The event was both virtual with a Zoom call run by youth team members and in-person where participants drew in chalk along the sidewalk near the bank.

Nikhil Chavda, sophomore at Coe Brown Academy and organizer of the event says: “Bank of America lends money to fossil fuel companies that build pipelines such as Line 3 in Minnesota. Between 2016 and 2020, Bank of America lent $3.16 BILLION dollars to Enbridge, the company building the pipeline. They lent $350 Million to the Dakota Access Pipeline, which still operates today! Without money from big banks, fossil fuel companies wouldn’t have enough money to support the building of more pipelines. Bank of America could stop this, if they stop lending these companies billions of dollars.”

This action, organized by high school-aged activists across New Hampshire, sends a message to the CEOs of Bank of America and other big banks that it is unacceptable to profit off of the destruction of the climate. Individuals in positions of power have failed to protect the climate and it is now up to ordinary people to make the changes necessary in the time we have left. We demand that the people in power step up, and stop investing money in the fossil fuel industry, funding dangerous projects such as the Line 3 Pipeline, currently being built on indigenous land. 

“We are calling from all corners of the globe that it is time to Defund Line 3. This is just a start, but it is not the end of our efforts. We will continue to fight until we strip the monetary foundation of the fossil fuel industry away and put out the fire that threatens all of us, once and for all” says Anna Rose Marion, a senior in high school and organizer of the event.

Grassroots resistance to the pipeline is growing across the country, day by day. Actions in opposition will continue to be organized, and the corporations funding such destruction of the planet will be targeted. Bank of America is not innocent, and the youth of New Hampshire will not stand to pretend that they are. This action was one of many, and we will continue to fight until big banks stop funding the fossil fuel industry, and the building of Line 3 in Minnesota.

This action is a part of a global day of action to call on banks to Defund Line 3 pipeline. Learn more about the national coalition here.


We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring a 350NH Climate Organizer!

350 New Hampshire’s mission is to stop the climate crisis by building grassroots support for a just transition to renewable energy and an end to fossil fuel use and expansion. We envision a society with a renewable energy economy that works for all people, where all communities live free of environmental injustice and climate catastrophe. We run grassroots campaigns to shut down fossil fuel infrastructure and bring 100% renewable energy to NH. Our political arm works to elect climate champions and to hold our elected officials accountable. 350NH is a multiracial and multigenerational organization. We have a dynamic staff team of four women and five high school student fellows.

If you are interested in the job, submit your application here by May 31st.

The 350NH Climate Organizer Will:

  • Organize actions and events for 350NH campaigns
  • Recruit, train and support volunteers to participate on campaigns and programs
  • Represent 350NH in coalition campaigns with state and national partners
  • Present 350NH educational materials to community groups and at events
  • Support campaign planning and development
  • Canvass, phone bank and text bank to engage supporters
  • Support the endorsement and election of climate champions

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-3 years of community or student organizing or other relevant work experience 
  • Strong commitment to climate justice and antiracism
  • Ability to organize and facilitate online meetings with volunteers and speak over the phone to community members
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, and collaboratively with others
  • Access to the internet

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Experience canvassing and phone banking
  • Experience and willingness to speak at public events
  • Experience making fundraising asks
  • Access to a car/driver’s license

Position Type: Full time (35 hours/wk)

Application Deadline: May 31st

Start Date: Flexible, preferably asap after May 31st

Compensation: $41,600/yr

Benefits: 4 weeks of flexible time off, flexible hours, health and dental stipend

Location: Must live in or be willing to relocate to New Hampshire 

5 Reasons to work at 350NH!

  1. We respect and encourage work life boundaries as a crucial part of organizing and activist culture
  2. We win big change for climate justice like stopping the granite bridge fracked gas pipeline 
  3. We intentionally foster positive relationships and community within 350NH and the larger progressive movement 
  4. We encourage professional development and create space for learning and experimentation 
  5. Schedule and vacation flexibility

If you are interested in the job, submit your application here by May 31st.