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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.