You already know the story— the earth is burning and nobody seems to care.
CO2 is at the highest level in 3 million years. West London is buried in floods. Canada turns into a sauna. And the Maldives slowly sink into the sea…
And, still, nothing changes.
Six years after the Paris Climate Accords we’re still on a path to an increase of 2.8°C by 2022—leading to even more chaotic weather, receding coastlines, and the mass extinction of insects, birds, amphibians…
But hang on, you know all of this, right?
Because every day, you’re barraged with a never-ending list of must-do’s, never-ever’s, and don’t-even-think-about-its….
Use reusable plastic bags. Buy a bicycle. Ditch the car. Take the bus. Unplug your phone charger. Don’t fly, ever, anywhere. Grow your own vegetables. Eat less meat. Eat no meat. Eat fake meat. And don’t touch those water-guzzling avocados.
As if it’s your $8 avocado toast that’s going to kill us all.
But here’s the thing— trying to live your life by those ever-changing standards will either drive you crazy or lead you to give up.
And it’s not that those things aren’t important— many of them are.
But there’s one simple change that you can make in 5 minutes that makes more of a difference than ALL of those things combined.
You only need to do it once.
And it will keep making an impact every day for the rest of your life.
Meaningful change takes direct, collective action.
But if you want giant corporations and financial institutions to change, you need to speak in the language they understand— and that’s the language of money.
In fact, research shows that moving your money away from banks, energy providers, and pensions that fund the fossil fuel industry is the #1 most effective thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.
More impactful than swearing off Uber.
Or giving up beef.
Or canceling your surf vacation to Costa Rica.
Because when you give your money to a bank, energy company, or pension that supports fossil fuels, you’re giving them permission to make climate-destroying investments with your money.
On the other hand, when you move your money to institutions that support renewable energy sources, you’re empowering them and their partners to grow their mission.
Changing your bank might not feel easy.
But, in most cases, it won’t take you more than 10-15 minutes. And that’s nothing compared to giving up hot showers (or hot dogs) for the rest of your life.
In fact, it’s kind of amazing that the best thing you can do for climate change is also the easiest.
Sure, you should walk more.
Or take the bus.
And eat less meat. (Even none, if you’re up for it)
Yet every time you make a deposit, or pay your bill, or fund your pension, you’ll be making real change in the world.
Switch It’s simple online tool will tell you if your bank, energy provider, or pension provider supports the fossil fuel industry in just 10 seconds.
And we’ll help you discover alternative providers in just a few seconds more. So you have all the info you need to put your money to work for good.
Switch It has already helped individuals and organizations move over $180 million to climate-friendly alternatives in banking, energy, and pensions.
So click below to find your best alternative providers right now.
And then don’t forget to tell the world (and your bank) all about it!
Transferred out of fossil-fuel supporting banks
Spreading the word and telling their banks we’ve had enough.
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