Guest Blogger: Katie Repsis. Fort Collins, CO
My receipt from Wells Fargo After Closing My Account
What’s something actionable, impactful and easy that we can do right now to stop financing the fossil fuel industry? Divest from fossil fuels!
The more people stand up and say enough is enough to government officials, businesses, companies and financial institutions who are contributing to the fossil fuel industry the less support these entities will have.
Did you know The top four financial institutions supporting the fossil fuel industry are all American? Those are JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Bank of America. Do those banks sound familiar?
I used to bank at Wells Fargo. I had wanted to change banks for a long time because of their reputation for funding fossil fuels, not to mention other shady business. I finally made that change and am so happy I did. I switched to a federal credit union, where I get much better interest rates, rewards points, other benefits and most importantly they don’t fund fossil fuels. The process was surprisingly easy, stress-free and quick. Do you know if your bank is funding climate change?
Check out this Mother Jones article for more information on this topic.