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Getting the next generation amped up about electric minicycles

Kids ride e-bikes at the Wells Fargo-sponsored KTM Junior Racing Program.


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Bill Daley and Mike Santomassimo on Wells Fargo’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Wells Fargo established interim targets for reducing emissions attributable to the company’s financing activities in the Oil & Gas and Power sectors.


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Investing with conscience to make a difference

Wells Fargo Investment Institute’s “Vision Investing” report discusses values-aligned, impact, and ESG investing trends — and our company’s commitment to sustainability.


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Soaking up the sun at work

Wells Fargo's investment in solar power helps create a low-carbon economy.


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‘Climate change is a racial justice issue’

Viewpoints: Underresourced communities need a comprehensive and equitable model to cope with climate change and build thriving, resilient communities, writes Emi Wang, associate director of capacity building for The Greenlining Institute.


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Helping the Hopi and Navajo Nations build safer homes and resilient communities

Red Feather Development Group provides solar furnaces and other sustainable improvements with support from Wells Fargo.


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‘Aligning entire sectors of the economy with climate goals is a complex process’

Viewpoints: During the critical drive toward net zero emissions, collaboration with diverse stakeholders is essential for scaling innovation and deploying clean energy solutions at scale, writes Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of RMI.


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How joining a Green Team was ‘life-changing’ for one couple

Erin Gill and Thomas Gill share how joining a Green Team led to their love story — and helped them grow professionally.


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Wells Fargo surpasses $10 billion in tax-equity financing of renewable energy projects

Wells Fargo’s Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance group finances utility-scale projects in the wind, solar, and fuel cell sectors.


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Here comes the sun: Wells Fargo to install solar panels at nearly 100 retail and corporate locations

Through a combination of rooftop, carport, and ground-mount systems, Wells Fargo will bring clean, solar-powered energy to multiple locations in seven states.


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‘Wood for Life’ project provides work, warmth, and well-being

A fuelwood initiative is helping the environment, economy, and tribal communities near Flagstaff, Arizona, with support from Wells Fargo.


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‘Without the chance to continuously learn, we can become very good at our jobs while better opportunities pass us by’

Viewpoints: By thinking beyond 18- to 22-year-old students, institutions of higher learning can help power the next wave of sustainable innovation, writes Christopher Boone, dean of Arizona State University’s College of Global Futures.


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Accelerated award funding helps cleantech startups maintain momentum during COVID-19

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator is awarding $900,000 to help clean technology and sustainable agriculture startups retain staff and stay on track to bring environmental solutions to market.


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‘Finding creative answers to today’s energy challenges’

Viewpoints: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is focused on transforming the way the nation and the world use energy, writes Bill Farris, associate laboratory director for Innovation, Partnering, and Outreach at NREL.


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GRID Alternatives: Powering change in communities

Why is free, clean electricity from the sun not available to everyone? GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit in Oakland, California, is working to make solar energy more accessible.


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Revitalizing the ‘city of lakes’

Wells Fargo’s environmental stewardship extends across the globe, as India-based team members help rejuvenate the lakes of Bangalore.


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Using sunlight to lower bills for low- to moderate-income families

Homeowners in California, including Monica Sirri, will receive solar panels from GRID Alternatives, thanks to a grant from the Wells Fargo Builds℠ program.


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Helping to power large-scale operations with iron and saltwater

Energy Storage Systems Inc. is providing safer and longer-lasting batteries at a lower cost and introducing its technology to the world after participating in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator program.


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How one community kept a hurricane at bay

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is restoring coastal wetlands and dune habitats in Florida, thanks to grants from Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.


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After date nights in the garden, a farm emerges

It’s a wonder what a few veggies can do for a next-door lot full of weeds, drugs, and crime. Find out how Wells Fargo team member Rene Owczarski and his wife, Monika, got an urban farm approved for their Des Moines, Iowa, community.


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Washington, D.C., students learn in a floating classroom

Students from The School Without Walls High School and other schools in the Washington, D.C., area are learning about their local waterways, thanks to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Wells Fargo.


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Forget the city. These millennials are ‘rethinking rural’

Organizers in Washington are creating a national network of millennial leaders in rural areas, thanks to support from a nonprofit and Wells Fargo.


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Wells Fargo commits $200 billion toward sustainable financing

The company’s pledge is designed to promote the shift to a low-carbon economy. More than $100 billion will go toward financing clean technology and renewable energy projects.


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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation — Conservation for today and tomorrow

Chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation protects and restores the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants, and habitats — funding conservation projects across the U.S.


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Bringing solar power to D.C. apartments

Families living in an affordable housing complex in Washington, D.C., will benefit from upgrades to their homes, thanks to solar energy provided by GRID Alternatives.


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The greenest town in oil country

In Georgetown, Texas, residents have seen an evolution now that the city is powered by 100 percent renewable energy.


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Helping green technologies grow

Startup companies like Go Electric receive technical assistance and funding as participants in Wells Fargo’s Innovation Incubator program.


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Bringing light to people across the world

Teachers and students are supplying energy to countries without access to electricity, thanks to We Share Solar Suitcases and support from Wells Fargo.


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Creating a generational investment for Hmong farmers

The Hmong American Famers Association is helping to keep the “enduring spirit of the Hmong farmer” alive in Minnesota, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.


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The Makah Tribe: ‘people generous with food’

The Makah Tribe's new state-of-the-art fishing dock is helping establish economic stability for generations to come.


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Wells Fargo global operations now powered by 100 percent renewable energy

By purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates, Wells Fargo has met its commitment to power its global operations with 100 percent renewable energy.


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Making life in Minneapolis sweeter for bees

Wells  Fargo team members in Minneapolis work to increase the dwindling bee population.


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How solar carports can generate energy and save money

Kern High School District installed SunPower carport solar systems at 25 sites, saving money and conserving energy, thanks to financing from Wells Fargo.


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Solar Spring Break encourages students to give back

Nearly 200 students spent a week giving back and learning about solar power through GRID Alternatives’ Solar Spring Break.


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Restoring the Lost Pines

Nonprofits like TreeFolks in Texas have restored habitats, planted trees, and engaged volunteers, thanks to the Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions grant program.


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Building with smart technology

A startup in Brooklyn, New York, is able to help architects, developers, and general contractors find and compare windows and doors, thanks to a clean-tech incubator program Wells Fargo supports.


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Cultivating a new crop of farmers

New farmers — many of whom grew up in cities and suburbs — are learning the business with the backing of a nonprofit that Wells Fargo supports.


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Stewards of the sea give turtles a swimming chance

Researchers at a marine lab in Sarasota, Florida, rehabilitate endangered sea turtles with a goal of eventually returning them to the ocean.


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Electric vehicle owners plug into charging at work

Wells Fargo continues to expand its network of electric vehicle charging stations as more team members drive electric vehicles to work.


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Teton’s treasures take teens down career path

Wells Fargo support means teens can have a summer job making long-needed improvements to Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.


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One step in the journey to clean water

A Boston startup provides villages in India (and elsewhere) with filtration technology to make arsenic-contaminated water fit for consumption.


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Teaming up to bring affordable solar power to the people

Thanks to new solar panels made possible by GRID Alternatives and Wells Fargo, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota has seen her utility bills drop significantly.


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Different cultures intersect in a Maine forest

To help boost the number of Native American teens interested in studying science, a program in Maine combines environmental action with cultural awareness.


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Have fish, will nest: Ospreys like Wells Fargo perch in Iowa

An osprey nest high atop a 55-foot pole in Des Moines, Iowa, is part of an effort to rebuild the osprey population in that state.


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Month of May: It’s time for bikers to put the pedal to the metal

Wells Fargo team members bike to work for fitness and as a “greener” way to commute. Cyclists around the U.S. will take part in the National Bike Challenge, which runs from May 1 to Sept. 30.


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Boston community teams up to improve energy efficiency with clean technology

A research team at Boston University is working to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency with clean technology in a low-income housing community.


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Bringing more fresh produce to Alaskans’ tables

An agriculture program at Alaska Pacific University is increasing the number of farmers who bring fresh vegetables to residents who need them.


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Solar savings light up homeowners’ futures

Residents in one of the most economically challenged neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., are the latest to have solar energy systems installed on their homes by the nonprofit GRID Alternatives.


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Keeping a butterfly’s habitat beautiful

Wells Fargo volunteers helped beautify the habitat of an endangered species, the Mission blue butterfly, in California’s Fort Baker.


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Conserving water with ‘smart’ irrigation at banking stores

Preserving a natural resource like water can seem daunting. But Wells Fargo properties are using sophisticated irrigation systems to do just that.


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Solar panels: One key to rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy

Solar panels are being installed on homes in Asbury Park, N.J., with the help of Wells Fargo, GRID Alternatives, and the Affordable Housing Alliance.