The $1.3 billion, 117,300-member American Heritage FederalCredit Union in Philadelphia was recognized for the second year ina row for its environmental efforts.

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American Heritage said it again this week received a PlatinumLevel award from the Greater Valley Forge Transportation ManagementAssociation, the second consecutive year.

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The association noted the credit union's Green Team efforts thatinclude employee bike racks, commuting subsidies and atelecommuting program, as well as geo-thermal heating and coolingin new building projects.

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The credit union also established employee gardens on its groundthis year, with vegetables sold back to employees and the proceedsgoing to Philabundance and Aids for Friends.

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American Heritage said it also participates in Adopt-A-Highway,recycles glasses, cell phones and toner cartridges, and sponsorslocal schools in a reusable bag project.

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