American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia, helped the Philadelphia Charter Academy kick off its “Bring Your Own Bag” project recently. The project, which is sponsored by American Heritage, is to make the children more aware of the effects plastic bags have on the environment. The credit union’s “Green Team” is sponsoring three schools with over 300 local children participating. It is the team’s hope that they will learn about the harmful impact of plastic bags and spread the message to their families, which will keep nearly 150,000 plastic bags out of our oceans and landfills and off our sidewalks.

Arizona State Credit Union, Phoenix, hosted eight shred-a-thons throughout its Northern Arizona branches and recycled more than 46,000 pounds of paper, which is the equivalent of saving 288 trees. The credit union’s “Shred the Word” campaign helped members of the community by raising awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents to protect against identity theft. Hundreds of area residents attended the events, which ran from February to September, and properly disposed of sensitive documents in a safe and secure manner.

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