COUNTRY Financial is proud to earn EarthWISE certification at our Salem regional office for our efforts to lower our environmental impacts. Since 2008, our employee-run Green Team has successfully implemented multiple recycling, waste-reduction and sustainability practices. Our facilities team has also made significant efficiency improvements in HVAC systems, lighting, water use, and controls. We continually look for new ways to increase sustainability and protect our environment while also ensuring our customers are financially secure through insurance and financial service products.
SELCO Community Credit Union became EarthWISE certified because we wanted to show the communities we serve that we are responsible and care for the world around us. Our local SELCO team decided to establish and maintain a number of environmentally-friendly practices. This included: using recycled paper products, having hand towels in the bathroom and kitchen as an alternative to paper, setting up a printer cartridge recycling program, turning off computer monitors at night, and establishing a recycling program to collect and separate cans, plastics, cardboard and paper.
Northwest Farm Credit Services is 100 percent committed to the communities we live and work in. This includes being good stewards of the earth. Forty-eight employees have increased recycling to include newspapers, cans, glass, plastic, batteries and Styrofoam. We've cut daily kitchen waste by 75 percent. Filtered city water replaces bottled water. Washable beverage cups and silverware are the norm. And we proudly support our company-wide 'paperless' initiative as wise stewards of the land.