On Tuesday a group of concerned citizens delivered a petition to Boise City Hall. The petition requests divestment of relationships with known lenders that finance unethical and socially irresponsible construction of pipelines and in turn other dirty energy corporations.  The petition, submitted to the City Clerk by the group Idahoans for Social Responsibility, asks the City of Boise to join other forward-thinking cities in divesting from unethical and socially irresponsible financial institutions while recommending reinvestment in local institutions, keeping money local and dedicating it for local clean, renewable infrastructure investment and development.

Naomi Johnson, a licensed medical social worker, told us “banking locally just makes sense, many Boise City residents would love to have a say and I look forward to helping give them that option.”