Money, the environment and craftivism

In 2021 the Leeds Craftivists are focusing on Climate Change ahead of COP26 in November. In May talked about the tricky issue of money!

We heard from Dr Mark Davis about the power of money and its connection to Climate Change. We learned about CMIs (community municipal investments) which invest in local green projects, one is coming to Leeds soon. We redesigned £5 notes to send to our bank to ask them to invest in green portfolios and stop funding fossil fuels.

The craft

If we aren’t able to join us on the night you can still get involved! We were redesigning the £5 to send banks a message about what we think money should be used for: investing in a sustainable future.

We will use symbols and highlight people who inspire us. On mine I drew wind turbines, birds, Greta and David Attenborough.

We are sending them to our current bank or a bank we left if we have made the shift to ethical banking.

Use what is useful but also use your own words and emotions to inform what you write.

Who to send your craft to?

Halifax, Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland

Fiona Canon, Group Sustainability Director

Lloyds Banking Group
25 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7HN

HSBC

Ashim Paun, Director Climate Change

8 Canada Square,
Canary Wharf,
London,
E14 5HQ

Barclays

Elsa Palanza, Global Head of Sustainability

1 Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf,
London,
E14 5HP

Santander

Elisa Moscolin, Head of Sustainability and ESG

2 Triton Square,
Regent’s Place,
London,
NW1 3AN

Nationwide

Claire Tracey, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer

Nationwide House,
Pipers Way,
Swindon,
SN38 1NW

Natwest

Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Group Sustainable Banking Committee

109 George Street,
Edinburgh,
EH2 2SB

Triodos

Bevis Watts, CEO

Deanery Road,
Bristol,
BS1 5AS

Co-op bank

Barry Clavin, Ethics and Sustainbility

The Co-operative Bank p.l.c.
P.O. Box 101
1 Balloon Street
Manchester
M60 4EP

Join the city wide campaign

We are also encouraging groups and individuals across the city to create their own green hearts to send to people in power. Find more about the whole campaign here.

Image by Micheile Henderson from Unsplash.

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