April is Green Month at SMCU, and we’re encouraging all of our members to cut down on environmental impact. It goes without saying that eStatements are more environmentally friendly than paper statements. No trees, no electricity-heavy paper production processes, and no discarded statements mistakenly placed in the trash (or even recycled, which uses electricity). The… (keep reading)
principle #7 (community)
Giving back to the community is an obligation. Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union believes it is a priority to give back to the communities where we do business while focusing on our members and their needs. Through programs like our Green Loans and Feel Good Checking non-profit partnerships, SMCU seeks to achieve a greater good through responsible corporate citizenship.
If you have a box of sensitive documents you’ve been meaning to throw away, or a file cabinet full of paperwork you need to get rid of, SMCU can help. We’re partnering with Shred-It to host a Shred Day from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 13 at the Georgetown, Northgate, and Lynnwood branches. Bring… (keep reading)
Our partners at Seattle Tilth are kicking off the spring gardening season in style with their Edible Plant Sale. In addition to shopping the huge selection of organically, sustainably, and locally grown veggies, you can also purchase seeds, supplies, fruit trees, and more. When: Saturday, March 16 from 9am to 3pm Where: Pacific Market Center… (keep reading)
In 2011, 34% of Washington residents volunteered, ranking us 9th in the country for Volunteering and Civic Engagement. Can you imagine what it would be like if 100% of residents volunteered? With just a few hours of your time each week, or even each month, you can help make our community a better place. Here… (keep reading)
If you live in or near Seattle, you know that our city has a vibrant art scene. From the multitude of art museums to the thriving local music scene, there’s no doubt that art holds a special place here. That’s why last year, Starbucks, KEXP, and Seattle Theatre Group launched a series of quarterly benefit… (keep reading)
The 12K’s of Christmas is the Puget Sound’s favorite holiday-themed running event and the seventh largest 12K in the country. Between the 12K run, 5K walk, free kids dash, and post-event activities, there’s something fun for everyone in the family. This event supports Sleep Country’s Foster Kids program.
Throughout the recession, one business model has proven to be resilient. Cooperative businesses are focused on long-term stability, not just for their worker-owners, but also for the communities they reside in. The documentary film Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work is based on “true stories of dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.” It showcases the co-op… (keep reading)