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!
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 Future Home Loans.
Keep up to date with international developments in the coal industry and the efforts of groups working on coal-related issues with Coalwire.
The future of coal
As more countries turn against coal, producers face prolonged low prices, reports The Economist.
Studies show severe health impacts on coal miners, workers and local communities, says the Climate and Health Alliance (pdf).