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Want to help the environment? Take a look at your stocks.

by Donna Davies

Until recently, I thought divesting fossil fuel stocks and mutual funds was the enterprise of the "big boys" — well-endowed universities, philanthropic foundations, and faith-based organizations. After all, those muscle clubs have been seriously divesting for at least a decade. Me? I dropped out of Girl Scouts before I finished my insider trading badge. But my millennial son shamed me into action. So, I plunged into research and quickly found out it is easier than ever to assess the damage done and discover what funds to buy to remedy this oily situation.

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Donna Davies is a Mountain View resident.

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