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Money for Something


Use what you have wisely.

Longtime Tyee contributing editor Christopher Pollon has launched an experiment: is it possible for him — a self-described “small fry retail investor with a moderate appetite for risk” — to invest and grow a small amount of money with no direct exposure to fossil fuels? Can he also avoid industries like tobacco, weapons and everything else he doesn’t want to support?

Join Christopher as he tries to grow this money and make the world a better place in the complicated world of investments and markets.

In This Series



How I Tried to Invest in a Better World

My attempt to make money on investments while avoiding fossil fuels. First of three parts.

By Christopher Pollon, 30 Jul 2018



Divesting from Fossil Fuels Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis

And you’ll still make money from your investments. Second of three parts.

By Christopher Pollon, 1 Aug 2018


Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein on Divestment, Trump and Saving the Paris Agreement

A Q&A with the author and activist on strategies for cutting fossil fuels. Last in a series.

By Christopher Pollon, 3 Aug 2018

Real Cities Give Their People Places to Pee

Public washrooms should be plentiful and accessible, says one scholar. And cities that do flush, flourish.

By Christopher Cheung