Credit Cards

Credit cards and banks managed by JPMorganChase, Wells-Fargo, Citi, Bank of America, and other huge entities use profits from transactions, fees, and interest to further profit, often investing and lobbying for fossil fuelsmining and BigAg industries. Swapping to more Planetarian options provides the same services as the conglomerates:

  • Local banks—not branches of the biggies—have local investors, invest locally, and support your community.
  • Credit unions are non-profit, member-owned cooperatives, and reinvest in local needs.
  • Amalgamated Bank, a B-Corp has been fighting for a just and sustainable world for a century!
  • REI, a member cooperative where points go toward their outdoor gear.

Articles in ForbesImpact Investor, and Spin the Globe Project can help you choose a greener credit card.

Check out these options to improve your credit score, transfer your balance, borrow for something big, or switch to a lender that will use your hard-earned funds for good. 


Laura & Gil

Our friends Laura & Gil Richardson are, in their own words, “imperfect” but they are much further down this Planetarian path than anyone I know. They are a treasure trove of sustainable living inspiration and we’ve asked them to share one simple swap per week that they’ve made (and the products they love) in hopes it might inspire you to make them, too.

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