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MERIDEN, Conn. — One small change to eco-friendly coffee cups in its branches last year has helped spark a green movement at Seasons Federal Credit Union.

The credit union has recently opened the doors to what it said is New England’s first environmentally friendly credit union branch. Seasons FCU is aiming for leadership in energy and environmental design certification for the branch interior from the U.S. Green Building Council.

For some time the credit union has been offering gourmet coffee in its branches and started to look into a more environmentally sound alternative to serving it in Styrofoam cups after hearing from a member about the long-term impact they have on the environment.

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