Budgeting to Help the Planet

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Spring is here! It's the perfect time to reflect on our impact on the planet and consider how we can make positive changes in our daily lives. Saving on both money and energy can come hand and hand by adopting simple yet effective strategies. This way not only do you reduce your carbon footprint, but you also save on utility bills. Let's dive into some practical tips to celebrate Earth Day by being more energy-conscious and cost-effective.

Turning off lights when exiting a room is a simple task that can be easily forgotten but keeping up with this habit can save on your electrical bills. It’s a good idea to also keep up with all the faucets in your home. Fixing any leaks in faucets, toilets, or pipes promptly in order to prevent wastage. You may also consider installing low-flow fixtures and appliances, such as showerheads and toilets, to reduce water usage without sacrificing comfort.

Reusing plastic bags as small trash bags or to store items in your home. Save them for Grocery shopping or invest in tote bags to avoid the grocery bag fee at local markets. It’s always a good practice to reuse the materials you currently have in order to budget and reduce your usage of one-use plastics. Additional ways to cut your plastic use is to invest in a reuseable water bottle or coffee thermos.

Investing in Energy-Efficient Appliances, one of the most significant contributors to household energy consumption is old, inefficient appliances. Consider upgrading to energy-efficient models that carry the ENERGY STAR label. These appliances use significantly less energy, which translates to lower electricity bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. To learn more visit

Go paperless by enrolling in eStatements & eNotices! Going paperless protects you from fraud and identity theft by removing a paper trail. Documents are automatically stored and easily accessible through Online Banking and available to download and print as needed. Lower your paper usage this Earth Day and feel secure using our Online Banking services. 

Statements are available online before paper versions are mailed. You can enroll in e-mail and text message notifications so you're able to view your statement as soon as it's available. Click here to learn more.

Remote Banking

Save on gas money when preforming simple transactions by taking advantage of our Online Banking service. It’s a free and easy way to view account balances, transaction history, apply for a loan, pay bills and more! It saves on paper that would be used on statements or receipts. Keeping your debit card safe from wearing down faster on pin-pads or getting lost, avoiding payment for a replacement.

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