Turning up the Heat: Bank Action Network Update

Toronto's grassroots climate finance action network -- with members from Toronto350, Fridays for Future, For Our Kids TO, Banking on a Better Future, PHP4Climate, GASP, ARCA and more -- is really getting up to speed in July. So far this month, we've run a Bad Google Review party for RBC, done new research comparing banks … Continue reading Turning up the Heat: Bank Action Network Update

What do Climate Chaos + Big Bank Profits have in Common — is it you?!?!

This is a guest post from a retired lawyer who enjoys digging into interest rates and fees and comparing banking options. While we ask people in our BankSwitch campaign to move their money to a credit union in 2022, our guest poster thinks you should do it right away -- because you'll save money! If … Continue reading What do Climate Chaos + Big Bank Profits have in Common — is it you?!?!

Bad Google Review Party and Tips

We're teaming up with For Our Kids Toronto and GASP (Grandmothers Act to Save the Planet) to run a series of zoom parties where we give the banks the bad reviews they deserve on google maps. The first event will focus on RBC and if it's popular and people enjoy it we'll do it again … Continue reading Bad Google Review Party and Tips

Fight the Filthy Five: Bank Action Incubator

We've started a new project mobilizing grassroots climate activism in Ontario that will run in parallel with our BankSwitch campaign. The campaign aims to engage and support volunteers in actions and activities that draw attention to the Big 5 Canadian Banks atrocious record on fossil fuel funding. It's going to be a long, hot summer … Continue reading Fight the Filthy Five: Bank Action Incubator

IEA’s Net-Zero Pathway kills greenwashing dead

"No new oil and natural gas fields are required beyond those that have already been approved for development. No new coal mines or mine extensions are required." -- IEA, Net-Zero by 2050, p.99 Why is this statement so earth-shattering? People have been saying this for years. What is significant is who said it. The IEA … Continue reading IEA’s Net-Zero Pathway kills greenwashing dead