Should your bank be having kittens?

Welcome to Kittens for the Reef – where a kitten called Fluffy and world famous marine scientist Dr Charlie Veron join forces to help save the Great Barrier Reef and our world’s climate.

Watch the captivating video and then check out the websites of the organisations that will help you make sure your money is not being used to fund coal mines that threaten our Reef.

As Charlie explains, one of the best ways to do this is to follow the money – our money! Money that is held by the big Aussie banks.

The ‘Big 4’ banks have already invested a lot of that money in coal and fossil fuels. And they are soon to decide whether to lend billions and billions more for Indian-owned Adani’s Galilee basin coal projects in Central Queensland, including the massive Carmichael mine. Even more fossil fuels projects around Australia could be down the track.

There has never been a better time to tell the Big 4 that you won’t let your money be part of this.

It’s time to make sure that, if these banks stick to their old dirty habits, then they will be having kittens!

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Need help with finding and switching to a clean lender? Our friends at the not-for-profit Market Forces have a great website showing which banks, building societies, super funds and other lenders are investing in coal and other fossil fuels, and how you can switch.

And for free professional help in shifting your mortgage to a clean lender with a minimum of fuss check out The Good Money or Future Home Loans.

For information on which superannuation companies are the most exposed to fossil fuels and who you can switch to, visit Superswitch or Future Super.

More information

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tck tck tck brings you news from GCCA, a network of more than 450 nonprofit organizations in more than 70 countries with a shared goal — a world safe from runaway climate change.

The Guardian

Alan Rusbridger explains why The Guardian is putting the climate change threat front and centre, and The Guardian’s ‘Keep it in the Ground’ campaign is a great resource.

The future of coal

As more countries turn against coal, producers face prolonged low prices, reports The Economist.

Health impacts

Studies show severe health impacts on coal miners, workers and local communities, says the Climate and Health Alliance (pdf).

The Galilee Basin

‘If Australia wants to save the Great Barrier Reef, it’s an “impossible task” to open up the massive coal reserves in the Galilee Basin,’ says top reef scientist Dr Terry Hughes.


Keep up to date with international developments in the coal industry and the efforts of groups working on coal-related issues with Coalwire.