The four largest US banks (Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo) poured more than $210 billion into the fossil fuel industry in 2019 alone, accelerating an already dire climate crisis.
Do you bank with one of those 4 banks? We are building a movement of people who are ready to switch to banks that align with your values - banks that invest in your communities, not in the climate crisis.
Find a bank, credit union, or other financial institution that doesn't fund fossil fuels and backs the planet and its people.
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The climate crisis will hurt everyone, but let’s get real: Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are already suffering first and worst from fossil fuel pollution.
Who writes the checks that poison the air, soil, and water and make it hard to breathe? We’ll give you a hint: the four largest banks in the United States poured more than $210 billion into fossil fuel projects in 2019 alone.
You have a choice. Community banks, credit unions, and climate-friendly financial institutions are out there, investing in neighborhoods and putting power back where it belongs—not into oil, gas, and coal. They’ve just been hard to find—until now.
Join the movement. Put your money somewhere that represents you. Bank for Good.
On March 21, 2023 Take a stand against Dirty Banks!
As a part of the ongoing Banking on Our Future campaign, Third Act, is bringing together all people who want to stand up against banks that invest in toxic and planet damaging fossil fuels for the National Day of Action. In cities throughout the United States, Third Act will have events, marches and sit-ins demonstrating to the climate damaging banks peoples’ knowledge of and stance against fossil fuel investments by financial institutions. Learn more about the National Day of Action events happening near you by visiting Third Act’s Take Action page!
Economic Action for People and the Planet
Green America, a US based non-profit organization, is driven by its mission to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Visit Green America’s website to understand how to become a Green America member, learn and take action in a number Green America’s campaigns and access the wide variety of resources on climate positive banking. Opportunities to voice and act on your position against climate and justice damaging investments exist in a multitude of ways- choose your action today!
Holding US corporations accountable for their $1.4 trillion dollars in investment in fossil fuels
The Stop the Money Pipeline coalition is over 200 organizations strong. Together we are holding the financial backers of climate chaos accountable. Chase. Wells Fargo. Citi. Bank of America. These banks are loaning billions to the fossil fuel industry. If you bank with them, your money is being used to fund climate chaos. It’s time for people of conscience to align their money with their values. Join the movement against fossil fuel investing companies with Stop the Money Pipeline and its 200 members organizations day!
When you put money into a spending or savings account, it doesn’t just sit there. Your financial institution, whether it’s a credit union or bank, puts it to work through loans and investments. You might’ve noticed your local financial institution serving the community by helping businesses and nonprofits get Paycheck Protection Program loans during the pandemic, as just one example.
Not all banks make the ethical choice when they use your money. Fossil fuel projects like the infamous Dakota Access Pipeline, bankrolled in part by some of the largest banks in the US, deepen the harms of structural racism. Extracting and transporting fossil fuels risks poisoning the land and water, especially where frontline communities live, and once those fuels are burned, the resulting climate chaos falls hardest on those who can least afford it. Banks have a big choice to make: will they profit off this crisis, or start funding solutions?
Learn more about how climate justice, racial justice, and your money are all connected.