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.
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.