Values-Based Investing and Profit

Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Zimmerman Room, DeKalb Public Library,
309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL 60115
Hosted by 350Kishwaukee
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This workshop, an introduction to values-based investment, focuses on understanding mutual funds and green fund investment opportunities. 350Kishwaukee, an organization addressing issues related to climate change, organized the workshop.

The Workshop focuses on:
1. A presentation on how investment strategies affect climate.
2. A discussion about mutual funds and how they work.
3. An examination of green funds and how they honor the earth

Short presentations are followed by conversations with community volunteer presenters
on each of these issues. Please bring questions.

What is a mutual fund? How do they work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of
mutual funds? What do all those financial terms mean? What is in my mutual fund? How
does a 401k work?

What is a green fund? What are the current and historical returns on these funds? How do I evaluate a green fund or my own funds?

Community volunteers who wanted answers to these questions will share their findings. No professional investors will present.

6:30 – 7 Bring your laptop and review your funds or a fund you are considering and find out what’s in them.

7:00 – 8:30 Interviews on how investing affects the environment, how mutual funds work and what to look for in green funds.

Sponsored by 350Kishwaukee

Foreign Pipeline Intervenor Training

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Sunday, March 11, 2018:  12:30 PM – 2 PM
Schweitzer Environmental Center
16N900 Sleepy Hollow Road, West Dundee, IL 60118
Hosted by Friends of the Fox River
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 In January of last year, the foreign pipeline company, Enbridge, again announced that it is coordinating development activities for a new pipeline to run within one mile of DeKalb and within a few hundred feet of Belvidere. The announcement appeared in their January Investment Community Presentation and would parallel the existing tar sands pipeline running through Boone, DeKalb, LaSalle, and Livingston Counties, a pipeline with capacity approximately equal to the proposed Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines combined.  The new pipeline would potentially double that capacity, making Illinois the superhighway for transporting Canadian tar sands bitumen to the Gulf Coast for export.

In Illinois, the pipeline approval process in the past has primarily involved only parties with a direct financial interest in the project, from the pipeline company to landowners. We think the public should have a strong voice in the process.  In our training sessions, we will show you how to participate in the legal pipeline approval process.

If you oppose additional foreign tar sands export pipelines in Illinois, or if you think foreign companies should not be able to seize land rights, or if you are concerned about pipeline safety, join us in these exercises in democracy.

Sponsored by SOIL (Save Our Illinois Land), and 350Kishwaukee
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