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Environment

Eliminating 124,000 cars worth of CO2 by 2015 is just the beginning.*

Global Change Requires Local Action

Every time you buy something made of recycled materials or turn off that extra light, you're helping to lower your own environmental footprint. Most of us do small things like that to help. The people highlighted here are doing much more. We're proud to support them and follow their lead by reducing our own carbon footprint. With the completion of our 10-year, $20-billion environmental business initiative ahead of schedule, we stepped up and announced a new 10-year, $50-billion goal starting in 2013. We hope to be a catalyst for addressing climate change, sparking the innovation economy and advancing a transition to a low-carbon future.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides Carbon Finance to CleanStar and Novozymes' Clean Cooking Fuel Venture in Africa

Nov 23, 2011

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is pleased to announce a multimillion dollar CER (Certified Emissions Reductions) financing agreement with CleanStar Mozambique (www.cleanstarmozambique.com), a joint venture between CleanStar Ventures and Novozymes, a global leader in bioinnovation…  learn More about Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides Carbon Finance to CleanStar and Novozymes' Clean Cooking Fuel Venture in Africa

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Move Forward With Project SolarStrong, Expected to Build More Than $1 Billion in Solar Projects

Nov 30, 2011

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced that they have agreed to terms on financing for SolarStrong, SolarCity’s ambitious five-year plan to build more than $1 billion in solar power projects for privatized U.S. military housing communities across the country…  learn More about SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Move Forward With Project SolarStrong, Expected to Build More Than $1 Billion in Solar Projects

Bank of America Announces New Goal to Reduce Its Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 15 Percent

May 19, 2011

Bank of America announced May 18 an ambitious new goal to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15 percent from 2011 to 2015, based on its 2010 baseline…  learn More about Bank of America Announces New Goal to Reduce Its Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 15 Percent

Two children enjoying the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.

A grant to the California Academy of Sciences helps create the greenest museum in the world

Nov 08, 2010

Just two years ago, the doors of the new California Academy of Sciences, located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, opened to the public. Following a decade of planning and fundraising, the Renzo Piano–designed museum—which houses an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—opened on September 27, 2008…  learn More about A grant to the California Academy of Sciences helps create the greenest museum in the world

Man walking on a dirt road next to an industrial building.

A Collaboration Between the Tulalip Tribes and Their Farmer Neighbors Generates Power Back to the Grid

Apr 22, 2011

How non-profit Qualco Energy Corp. was created by aligning the interests of the Tulalip tribes, local farmers, and environmentalists—with the help of innovative financing from clean energy bonds…  learn More about A Collaboration Between the Tulalip Tribes and Their Farmer Neighbors Generates Power Back to the Grid




*Bank of America’s goal is to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15 percent from 2011 to 2015, based on its 2010 baseline. This is equal to the emissions of more than 700,000 metric tons CO2-equivalent or, said another way, equal to eliminating the GHG emissions from more than 124,000 passenger vehicles.

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