I changed my banking and super out of climate anxiety. Was it a smart financial decision? | Jessica Hamilton

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One year ago Jessica Hamilton divested from fossil fuels. Here’s what she has learned since

This time last year I changed my banking and superannuation, and I did it out of climate anxiety. Was it a smart financial decision? At the time, I had no idea. But as I sat inside in a city clouded by bushfire smoke, I decided that even if only $1 of my money was invested in coal, oil or gas – the leading drivers of the climate crisis – that was still $1 too much.

That same climate anxiety drove my friend Ash and I to find an answer to the question that plagues so many of us: what the heck can everyday people like us do in the face of the climate crisis that will actually make a difference?

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