First Northern Bank Green Initiative
Since the rolling blackouts during the summer of 2001, First Northern Bank has made it a priority to do its part to adopt green initiatives to help preserve our earth’s natural resources.
Did you know that…
For every ton of paper that is recycled, the following is saved: 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, and enough electricity to power an average house for six months.
You can run a TV for six hours on the amount of electricity that is saved by recycling one aluminum can.
By recycling just one glass bottle, you save enough electricity to power a 100-watt bulb for four hours.
The solar systems are fully operational on four sites; two in Dixon, one in Winters and one in West Sacramento. A total of 1,675 photovoltaic panels totaling 26,767 square feet (that’s more than a half acre!), will produce enough electricity to reduce the Bank’s electric bills for the four buildings by 60% annually.
Other Green Initiatives in Place at First Northern Bank include:
- All procedures, policy manuals, timecards, supply orders, internal communications, etc. are performed online.
- Over 60% of First Northern Bank's checking account customers use Online Banking.
- Hybrid vehicles have been used in the Bank’s fleet of courier cars since 2005.
- Business customers can deposit checks from their office, through the use of a check scanner.
- Two sided printing is encouraged when photocopying is required.
- Shredding and recycling of all paper waste.
- Toner cartridges and aluminum cans are recycled.
- Light switches have signs reminding employees to turn off lights when not in use.