Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Why We Love

Minneapolis, MN

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has a vision of thriving, diverse, equitable communities. To reach this vision, we build local power to fight corporate control. ILSR is a national research and advocacy group that partners with allies across the country to build an economy driven by local priorities and accountable to people and the planet. Our Energy Democracy Initiative empowers households & communities to produce local renewable energy and oppose the power of monopoly utilities.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Climate solutions are most effective at the local level, with coalition and community building, rooted in local needs and opportunities. ILSR has a long history of promoting effective climate solutions by advancing local economic development programs like the Waste to Wealth Program, the Energy Democracy Initiative and the Composting for Community Initiative. ILSR has been a proven thought leader and an important voice in sustainable development policies that is needed now more than ever. - Pete

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Banking that reverses climate change

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Banking that reverses climate change

One of the biggest blockers to the massive adoption of emissions-reducing technology is access to low-cost capital—a lot of it. Atmos is solving the problem by building a new banking model designed to exclusively finance climate-positive projects at scale, with bank deposits. When you open an Atmos account, you benefit from higher savings rates while advancing the transition to a clean economy.

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Safe for your savings, safe for the planet

Your AtmosACTION savings account is FDIC insured up to $250,000 and protected by state-of-the-art encryption techniques.

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Multiple savings accounts to meet your personal goals

Save for your next car, a down payment on a home or your grandchildren’s college fund. Whatever is on the horizon for you, meet your financial goals faster by opening up to six unique savings accounts.

Apply for your free AtmosACTION account in just 2 min.