Commenting on Travelers’ Instagram posts will help set the record straight on the company’s destructive climate and human rights record.
Travelers loves to tout its green credentials, but the truth is that the insurance giant is backing the expansion of oil and gas drilling, pipelines, and refineries and has refused to rule out support for destructive projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. You wouldn’t know that from looking at its recent, greenwash-filled Instagram posts.
How to participate: Head over to instagram and search for the account @travelersinsurance. Choose from one of the most recent posts – such as this one, or this one, or this one – and leave a comment about Travelers’ need to take action on climate and stop enabling fossil fuel expansion.
The most impactful comment is one that you draft yourself, even if it’s super short, as it shows Travelers that many different people are demanding action. That being said, here are a bunch of sample comments that you can copy and paste or adapt. Remember to use the #InsureOurFuture hashtag so we can track our collective impact!
- Travelers claims to be a climate leader but it is one of the biggest oil and gas insurers in the world. That doesn’t sound very sustainable to me 🤔 #InsureOurFuture
- Travelers is insuring coal, oil, and gas expansion with no end in sight, enabling fossil fuel infrastructure that the planet cannot afford 🌎 #InsureOurFuture
- 🔥 With over $4.7 billion invested in fossil fuels, Travelers is funding the projects and companies destroying our planet #InsureOurFuture 🔥
- Travelers doesn’t want you to know this but it’s one of the worst insurers in the world when it comes to action on climate change 😳 #InsureOurFuture