I'm invested in Nouveau Monde Graphite (NOU.V on Vancouver Venture exchange and NMG on NYSE). They are a graphite miner in Quebec that plans to extract and purify the graphite then sphericalize it into battery grade anode material for EV and electrical storage. They are aiming to do everything with clean hydro-electricity which is abundant in Quebec vs the very dirty fossil fuel based synthetic graphite from China. Graphite accounts for about 47% of lithium ion batteries. There is going to be a massive global shortage of graphite by 2025. I am kinda all in of NOU. I feel really good about my investment not only from a personal finance situation but because I honestly feel that I am helping to build the world I want to see.
I am hoping that NOU will make me somewhat rich actually. My dream is using some of the proceeds to buy a local , conventional farm that has been abused and degraded by chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, mono-cultures and annual tillage and turn it into a permaculture demonstration farm a la Joel Salatin, Greg Judy, and Gabe Brown.
Not financial advice by the way, but I encourage everyone to invest in companies that will get us off oil and gas. I believe we are in a super-cycle like we have not seen since the start of the oil age. There is vast amounts of money to be made, and will be made. In my view it would be better if some at least would be made by permaculturalists who can then direct some of their profits to other pressing needs like food security, desertification, and biodiversity to name a few.