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Earth Day prompts CU activities
MADISON, Wis. (4/24/08)--This year’s Earth Day, celebrated Tuesday, prompted credit unions to undergo activities to promote being environmentally friendly.
A group of Tinton Falls, N.J.-based United Teletech Financial FCU volunteers picked up litter during a beach sweep with Clean Ocean Action to celebrate Earth Day (Weekly Exchange April 21). (Photo provided by the New Jersey Credit Union League)
Belco Community CU, Harrisburg, Pa., participated in the Adopt-A-Highway initiative April 19 for the second consecutive year. Credit union employees and their families gathered 16 bags of trash along the highway. Belco has adopted a section of a nearby interstate and committed to volunteer throughout the year. Belco’s Adopt-A-Highway program is a part of the credit union’s “Promise to Give” pledge. Employees voluntarily sign an agreement committing at least five hours of non- paid volunteer time. Boulder Valley CU, Boulder, Colo., celebrated Earth Day by hosting an Eco-Expo that featured more than 30 local environmentally
WesCorp employees Christy Villa, Marv Anders and Roy Griffis each receive a canvas grocery bag and a spruce seedling from Cathy Ryan and Margaret Newberry as a part of Earth Day activities at WesCorp FCU, San Dimas, Calif. The credit union handed out 500 reusable canvas grocery bags with the organization’s logo and message “Credit unions for a Greener America.” (Photo provided by WesCorp)
friendly businesses and organizations. The credit union also offers discount financing for fuel-efficient vehicles, solar panel additions and other green home improvement products. Service 1st FCU, Danville, Pa., is offering green loans for hybrid vehicles this week. Qualifying loans will receive a 1.00% discount on the loan rate, said the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway April 22). Philadelphia FCU celebrated Earth Day by gardening at Friends Hospital. Riverfront FCU, Reading, Pa., collected more than 100 computers, monitors, printers and keyboards to be recycled for new machines (Life is a Highway April 23).


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