CHECK the Carbon Footprint of Your Investments

Find out if your money is being used to fund fossil fuels.

Resources for Responsible Investing

Recently, we’ve seen a wave of both individuals and institutions taking their money out of banks that support controversial fossil fuel projects, like the Dakota Access Pipeline.

At the same time, we know there are a lot of personal choices to be made when it comes to how you save your money. It might seem hard to find out if a bank is heavily invested in fossil fuels, but there are resources out there to help you find out about greener options.

First, there’s Green America’s Community Investing Guide. It’s a guide to the alternatives to big banks, like local credit unions.

Next, there’s Fossil Free Funds. It’s a tool that can tell you if your retirement account or mutual fund is invested in fossil fuels. It’s created by the non-profit As You Sow, and it can be personalized to help you find investment funds that suit your definition of sustainability.