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.