City County Credit Union Creates a New Way to Plant Trees; 186 Planted to Date

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City County Credit Union, a green credit union, has joined Mokugift’s 1,000 Ways To Plant A Tree campaign and will plant a tree for every member that opts-in to paperless e-statements. As of February 24, 2010, City County Credit Union has proudly planted 168 trees with environmentally conscious members. These trees will absorb an average total of 9,300 lbs of carbon per year.

Mokugift agroforestry trees

Our organization is a not-for-profit, member owned, volunteer led credit union adhering to and promoting the philosophy of

Climate change is one of the most daunting threats facing our world today. Creative solutions will be the key to changing the tides of the biggest fight of humanity. To take action, green credit union, City County Credit Union has joined Mokugift’s 1,000 Ways To Plant A Tree campaign and will plant a tree for every member that opts-in to paperless e-statements.

As of February 25, 2010, City County Credit Union has proudly planted 168 trees with environmentally conscious members. These trees will absorb an average total of 9,300 lbs of carbon per year.

“Our organization is a not-for-profit, member owned, volunteer led credit union adhering to and promoting the philosophy of "people helping people" regardless or their race, creed, gender, age or economic status. Tree planting is a universal act of nurturing that cuts across all boundaries. As the financial roots of our community, City County Credit Union is taking steps to ensure that our operations are environmentally beneficial. The shift to paperless e-statements will reduce our paper consumption and pollution from printing postal transport of paper. By planting a trees, we are prudently investing for future generations.“ explained Sandra Spence, VP of Advertising and Public Relations of City County Credit Union.

City County Credit Union members can sign up to paperless e-statements instantly.

Mokugift created the 1,000 Ways To Plant A Tree campaign to enable innovative companies, like City County Credit Union, to invent news ways to plant a real tree as a gift for members at $1 apiece. The goal is to plant 100,000 trees by July 29th 2010. These trees will absorb an average of 5 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

Mokugift trees are planted by farmers practicing environmentally sustainable forestry and agricultural methods in tropical zones in Central America, Africa and Asia. The plantings not only restock, with native trees, existing forests that have been depleted, but also contribute to more diverse, productive and economically sustainable land-use systems. Business can join the 1,000 Ways To Plant A Tree campaign today at Mokugift. Individuals can become fans of Mokugift on facebook to get updates on the newest ways to plant a tree.

An official partner of UNEP, Mokugift not only empowers corporations and individuals to participate in the Billion Tree Campaign, it also provides the tools to inspire others to participate. Tree planting is an easy first step towards more environmentally responsible choices, and Mokugift enables every company and individual concerned about climate change to make a difference and inspire others to do likewise. It is grass roots action like City County Credit Union’s environmental programs that invigorate our planet and economy.

About City County Credit Union
City County Credit Union has been established in Broward County since 1952. We are a financial institution with a difference. Our mission is "To provide high value products and outstanding service through convenient, efficient delivery channels where members can earn more and keep more of their money." We are a not-for-profit cooperative owned by our members.

About UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign
Launched in November 2006 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the objective of encouraging the planting of at least one billion trees worldwide each year, “Plant for the Planet: The Billion Tree Campaign” is now recognized as one of the UN’s most successful environmental campaigns. To date, UNEP has tracked the planting of more than three billion trees in 166 countries. Now in its second stage, the campaign, which stresses the power of partnerships, has set a new goal of seven billion trees planted —roughly one tree for every living person on the planet. Every tree counts, and UNEP counts every tree.

For more information on the UNEP’s billion tree campaign, please visit http://www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign/

About Mokugift
Mokugift’s mission is to foster environmental solidarity by making it easy and rewarding for anyone to fight climate change and by providing the tools to inspire others to do the same. An official partner of the United Nations Environment Programme's Billion Tree Campaign, Mokugift collaborates with award-winning nonprofit agroforestry organizations such as Trees For The Future and Sustainable Harvest International to plant trees in twelve countries: Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Burundi, Senegal, Zambia, India, the Philippines and Haiti. Using environmentally sustainable methods, farmers in these countries plant Mokugift trees to restock existing forests and enable more diverse, productive and economically sustainable land-use systems.

For more information on Mokugift, please visit http://www.Mokugift.com

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