I am leaving Bank of America, where I have a MasterCard and Visa, both
with environmental "affinity" groups. I looked for other
environmental/nature/animal welfare cards, but B of A seems to have a
strangle-hold on that market.
Since many gardeners, if not most, are attuned to nature, including
growing things, I wondered if anybody knew of an environmental Visa
or M/C not connected with B of A.
I even looked at my alumni association, and they, too, are in the
toils of B of A. Which, BTW, is not the old California B of A with
its long history, but some outfit in the South.
(Note: Reason I am leaving is that they cut off services to WikiLeaks
(plus they have lousy service). I'm also discontinuing purchase sfrom
Amazon, which did the same thing, and letting them know why.)
I have a Cabelas Visa card which gives back 1% or higher on purchases
from them. If you're not into hunting or fishing, they have camping
stuff. Got a real nice pair of sheep skin slippers for wife last
Christmas for free.
Well, you could get a Ducks Unlimited card which is offered through MBNA.
But why don't you just do a google search for '[name of group] credit card'
or 'environmental affinity card' and see what you turn up (that is what I
just did) and weed out the BofA ones. Or you might check at
http://greenbankreport.com/tag/affinity-cards/ and see what they have
information about - there are at least a few.
Thanks for message. Actually, I did exactly what you suggest: Plugged
in the name of each group, but lo & behold, they are all in B of A's
clutches! I didn't find a single of the large enviro groups that
I did go to to the green report site you mentioned, thank you, and
found an interesting bank called PNC which advertises itself as very
"green". I'm in CA and they are in the East, which isn't really a
deterrent, since I pay my credit card bills on-line. So I may check
Probably the easiest is just to separate these two things: 1.
Increase my giving to [groups], and 2. go for the credit card sthat
suit me best.
Appreciate your help.
"More than anywhere," is it?
Sorry. The USA is not the leader in social mobility. Hasn't been for a
This last link is from a set, full set here:
Thing have only gotten worse since.
I was lucky enough to be born white, to a family that stayed intact, did
not suffer any serious medical problems and had a father who was able
to get an education via the GI bill (came home safe and sound). And, oh
yes, I was born and raised in the northeast. One of the more advantaged
parts of the country, when I was born.
Oh yes, I certainly worked *very* hard for all that advantage...clever me,
choosing my parents. Could have done a whole lot worse.
Pat in Plymouth MI
"Vegetables are like bombs packed tight with all kinds of important
The rule from arguing 101: if you cannot use reason to win an argument, use
personal insults and try to degrade them. Yelling and screaming also works
well in person. Using these tactics only shows the person is not very
Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)
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