Dear [Enter Bank or Bank Manager Name Here],

I am writing to provide more context on why I have decided to close my account at [Enter Bank Name Here].

Since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, banks across the world have poured $1.9 trillion into expansion of the fossil fuel industry   We know this is leading us toward climate catastrophe and severely endangering future generations. Your institution is contributing to this mess, and I cannot continue to support you.

Until your organization ceases funding fossil fuel expansion, I will encourage everyone I know to close their accounts with you, as well.

People are not corporations, but people are responsible for the actions of corporations. With that in mind, I ask that you please forward this letter to your regional manager ― and that you ask what they are doing to align your business model with the Paris Agreement.

I look forward to hearing a response. If you’d like to learn more about how the banking industry is supporting fossil fuel expansion, I encourage you to visit