And three apples. And a plum.
To promote earth-friendly banking initiatives such as online banking and eStatements, Group Health Credit Union (GHCU) launched its Neighborhood Harvest campaign. Five immature fruit trees were distributed to the Credit Union’s five branch locations on September 1. After the campaign concludes at the end of September, GHCU is donating the trees to a community p-patch.
On October 3, the trees will make the journey to their permanent homes at the brand-new orchard planned for a strip of land at 29th Avenue South and South Dakota St.
The trees will be tended by the gardeners at the Dakota p-patch, and fruit from the trees will supplement tables in the community.
It’s a win-win-win: the Credit Union saves it members money by promoting the far cheaper and less wasteful eStatements and online banking; the community benefits from the trees and their fruit, and our environment wins as we use fewer resources and generate less waste.
The planting ceremony is tentatively scheduled for October 3 at 10 am. Please join us for the planting–all are welcome!
Great action on a good idea. Thanks to GHC for putting their trees where their mouth is. (full disclosure: I’m a long-time member of GHC.)