Devyani Singh, Harrisburg University Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainable Energy Policy, was quoted in a recent Popular Science article about ‘green banking,’ or doing business with banks that do not support large fossil fuel companies that contribute to climate change.
In the article, titled “Switching your bank might help slow the climate crisis,” Singh weighs in on each person’s role in green banking.
“In the long run, it’s kind of like saying, ‘if I don’t recycle, will it really matter?’” she says. “But that one person creates collective action, by everybody thinking they can make a difference.”
If you tell your friends about your choice, it could have a ripple effect. And if the bank is losing more and more customers, that could send a message, Singh noted.
“It’s sending that signal out there,” says Singh. “It’s [doing] the same thing as when people are protesting on the street.”
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