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This checking account donates 1% of its revenue to climate nonprofits

20 Jul 2020

The 1% for the Planet Account from Bank of the West puts your money to work stopping climate change—and tells you the carbon footprint of your purchases.

If you have an account with a large U.S. bank such as JPMorgan Chase or Wells Fargo, you’re most likely financing fossil fuel extraction. These banks help finance billions of dollars of new coal, oil, and gas projects every year, using your money that’s sitting in their accounts. For those who want their money to better the planet rather than worsen climate change, Bank of the West has launched a new checking account that donates 1% of its revenue to environmental nonprofits, tells you the carbon footprint of your purchases, and comes with a compostable debit card.


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