Every day we wake up on this earth and go about our daily lives. Most of us drag ourselves out of bed in the morning and do whatever it is we have to do to earn a living or keep the household together. We rarely “stop and smell the roses”, maybe due to lack of time or this subconscious sense of urgency.
We accumulate more trash than ever before and half of the time it ends up in places it shouldn't (i.e. oceans, parks, rivers). Although we recycle when we can, most of us don't make a conscious effort to better our planet.
Whether we believe in a higher power or not, the Earth is a gift to us humans every day and is constantly showing us its true beauty. If only we would stop to enjoy, appreciate and give thanks to it.
The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. Earth Day was created to bring people together on environmental issues and protests against environmental deterioration. Its purpose was to raise awareness about all the environmental issues and also support people all over who had been fighting separate issues like oil spills, pollution, sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, wildlife, and more. Every year on April 22nd we celebrate our planet’s generous, beautiful bounty and petition our leaders to act on the various issues effecting all life on this earth.
Join us in the movement
In celebration of Earth Day, we wanted to reach out to our members to encourage you to sign up for our e-Statements for your monthly account statements. You’ll get all the necessary information directly to your email. It’ll save paper and ink, you’ll get faster service, if you need to print it you can, and it’s totally free. Help us reduce our carbon footprint!
Enroll in eStatements!
To enroll, simply sign-in to your Online Banking account, click on the tab for eStatements, and follow the steps on the screen. Please don't hesitate to contact us about this service. You're welcome to call or stop by one of our locations and we'll help you get enrolled! Once you’re all signed up, you’ll immediately begin receiving your statements electronically. Happy Earth Day, everyone!