Evergreen Plants Trees
To date we have donated enough money to plant over 13,000 trees in state and national parks and forests. The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. We donate funds to plant a tree for each new account opened and loan closing annually.
Thanks to your support, we also make annual donations to plant trees locally in the Fox Valley through Urban Forestry programs.
Committed to Refining Our Processes
At Evergreen Credit Union, we purchase 100% post-consumer copy paper. However, as part of our commitment to the environment, we actively audit our internal processes. In 2020, we reduced our paper consumption by 47% by refining our accounting workflow and digitizing our loan and membership applications.
EPA Energy Star Certified Building
Our Neenah branch has achieved distinction as an Energy Star Certified Building. Energy Star Certified Buildings use 35% less energy overall compared to non-certified counterparts and produce less pollutants that can harm the environment. We measure and track the buildings performance, spread the word about energy efficiency, and supports the Energy Star Challenge. We are proud to be part of the family of businesses who have joined with Energy Star. Find more information about Energy Star at energystar.gov.
Green Business Bureau
We are a member of the Green Business Bureau and are committed to being transparent in our environmental initiatives.
You can view our profile on the GBB website: Evergreen Credit Union.
We hold a partner status with EPA WasteWise, which is designed to increase efficiency, save money, and reduce our carbon footprint. Evergreen Credit Union has also achieved zero waste status under EPA guidelines. We divert more than 90% of our waste from landfills through recycling and composting efforts.
Evergreen received a regional WasteWise award our waste diversion efforts in 2018.
Green Masters Program
Through its many ongoing sustainability efforts, Evergreen Credit Union has achieved professional status in the Green Masters Program four times. This program is the largest and most widely renowned sustainability recognition in Wisconsin. It helps companies benchmark and compare their environmental performance with their peers.
EPA Water Sense Promotional Partner
Through this partnership, we promote the use of WaterSense labeled products to our members and the community. WaterSense labeled products use at least 20% less water than standard products in their category.
EPA 2016 Battle of the Buildings Winner
We reduced our water consumption by more than any other participating financial institution during this nation-wide contest! Using the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager data management tool, competitors measure, tracked and reported their energy and water consumption over a 90 day period. The data then needed to be verified by an independent third party to be considered.
EPA 2015 Battle of the Buildings Winner
Evergreen Credit Union was the 2015 winner of the Bank Branch category for water usage reduction. We reduced our water consumption by more than 20% in 2015.
Our electric vehicle charging station in Neenah is listed on PlugShare, allowing electric and hybrid vehicle owners to locate and utilize it for free. Our charging station is powered by 100% renewable energy.
Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air
WPCA is a coalition of over 250 businesses, community organizations, schools, and government agencies committed to improving air quality. We have pledged to take voluntary actions to improve air quality and reduce harmful air pollution.
PayItGreen Seal of Approval
The PayItGreen Seal of Approval recognizes businesses and financial institutions that champion environmentally sustainable practices to remove paper from payments, bills and statements and motivate consumers and businesses to make electronic their first choice.