WASHINGTON DC – APRIL 19, 2022 – With “Invest in Our Planet” as the theme of Earth Day this year, Americans will be looking for ways they can move their money to support the planet. With many of the largest banks in the US actively supporting fossil fuels and mutual funds holding the stocks of corporate polluters, Americans who care about climate change and other environmental issues need a trusted source of information for where they can learn how to bank and invest for a greener planet.
Green America, with 40 years of experience in offering advice on green finance, provides a complete set of free resources for green banking and investing:
- The Break Up With Your Megabank campaign helps people move their money from polluting banks to banks and credit unions that serve their communities and the planet.
- The Get a Better Bank database provides a useful list of community development and minority depository institutions in the US, so people can find a responsible bank or credit union near them.
- The Find a Socially and Environmentally Responsible Credit Card resource helps people ensure that with each charge they are supporting people and the planet.
- The Divest & Reinvest campaign provides resources to help everyday investors move their money away from supporting fossil fuels to supporting renewable energy instead.
- The Shareholder Activism hub has resources to help people vote their proxies to urge corporations to green their practices, including a list of the Key Resolutions to Vote in 2022.
- The Guide to Socially Responsible Investing & Better Banking has resources for everyone, from a novice investor to high-net worth individuals, to promote a better world with their money.
“Increasingly people are looking for ways to use their banking and investing to support the planet and Green America has all the free resources they need to get started,” said Fran Teplitz, Executive Co-Director for Business, Investing & Policy at Green America. “Whether it’s banking for a better planet or using our investments to create greener corporate practices, we can all vote with our dollars for a greener world.”
“Many people have changed the foods they eat, the car they drive, and reduced their purchases to create a greener world, but have yet to look at the impacts of their banking and investing,” said Todd Larsen, Executive Co-Director of Consumer and Corporate Engagement at Green America. “Earth Day 2022, with a theme of Investing for Our World, provides the perfect opportunity for people to look at the impacts their banks or mutual funds are having on the world, and move their money to greener options if those institutions are actively harming the planet.”
ABOUT GREEN AMERICA
Green America is the nation’s leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today’s social and environmental problems. http://www.GreenAmerica.org
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