Getting Back by Giving Green

by Steve 9. July 2013 10:13

One of the most rewarding aspects of working for a B Corp and benefit corp is the partnerships we build with our communities. From the Holiday Heroes toy drive in December and the running shoes and clothes collected at GreenChoice Bank’s 5k for Earth Day in April, to the educational outreach we’ve shared with kids and teens throughout the year, we all get so much back by giving.

This summer, we’re looking forward to painting the town green with our Giving Green Fun Fairs! Free and open to everyone, GreenChoice Bank’s Giving Green Fun Fairs are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: July 27 at our Lockport branch, Aug. 3 at our Cicero branch and Sept. 7 at our Green Exchange branch. With lots of fun things to see and do, the events kick off at 10 a.m. with a tour, where you can view the cool, sustainable details that went into the branch’s construction – each of which is anticipated to achieve LEED certification. For example, did you know our offices are built with walnut planks reclaimed from a turkey farm and reclaimed Haworth wall systems, diverted from landfills?

At the GreenChoice Bank Giving Green Fun Fairs, you can help reduce landfill waste and pass along items to others who could use them. We will collect your:

  • Documents for safe shredding and recycling by Paper Tiger
  • Used print cartridges and cell phones for recycling and reuse through Evolve Recycling, with the proceeds benefiting local charities
  • Children’s and adults’ prescription glasses and sunglasses, for reuse through Lions Clubs International
  • Cell phones for reuse by Cell Phones for Soldiers
  • Used computers and parts for computer refurbishing, education, internet access and job skills training in the Logan Square community by FreeGeek Chicago. They’ll welcome your LCD monitors, keyboards and mice, video game consoles (and games!), peripheral cards, cables, media, software and manuals. Sorry, CRT monitors, networking equipment and servers, printers, scanners, televisions, photocopiers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, stereo equipment and landline telephones will not be collected at this event.

As our sincere thanks for giving green, we hope you’ll stay to enjoy complimentary refreshments, games, face painting and other family-friendly activities. You can also help us make our giving green collection drive a success by spreading the word. It’s a great way for everyone to see first-hand the difference we can all make by giving to others.





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GreenChoice Bank is one of the only community banks in the country and the first in the Midwest to offer a values-based choice in banking to consumers and businesses. GreenChoice Bank believes in supporting the environmental, social and financial well-being of our communities and the planet through our products, services and operations. In following our bank’s mission, we hope to help make positive change in our communities and the banking industry as a whole.

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