In a high profile article titled “Why your banking habits matter for the climate“, the British Broadcasting Corporation made the case that while it “may not be the most obvious way of reducing your carbon footprint, how you save, invest, and give away your money can make a difference to the climate”.
In recent months, Indigenous Water Protectors and their supporters have been putting their bodies on the line to stop the construction of the Line 3 tar sands pipeline on Anishinaabe land in Northern Minnesota.
This week, our US partners Stop the Money Pipeline organized a #DefundLine3 Global Day of Action, with protests at bank branches in Japan, Switzerland, Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, the UK, Holland, France and Canada, as well as about 50 cities in the U.S.
Grassroots student activist Sophie Krouse was surprised to see the Niagara Regional Police show up at an RBC branch in small town Grimsby, Ontario on Earth day, only about 30 minutes after she started holding up a sign, putting up posters, and writing removable chalk messages on the sidewalk in front of their branch.
Today a new youth led initiative got off the ground called “Banking on a Better Future.” Launched outside the AGM of TD bank in Toronto, the campaign is asking youth to pledge to stop banking with fossil banks that are ruining the future.