Kermit the Frog used to sing “It’s not easy being green.” But if you’re a car buyer in today’s market, automotive journalist John M. Vincent says in Part IV of “Putting Members in the Driver’s Seat,” it’s certainly easy to buy green — and it’s getting easier every day.
According to Richard Kansky, president of Green Acres Landscape in Salem, Ore., his relationship with Valley Credit Union has been the key to helping his business survive the recession: “It is so important to be able to sit across the table from someone who understands your business needs and has the authority to address those needs,” he said.
The Wauna Federal Credit Union branch in Scappoose reached a milestone no other credit union building in Oregon has: LEED certification by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The LEED Silver Certification plaque will be unveiled at an invitation-only event Dec. 14.
NWCUA Director of Public Relations David Bennett offers insight into the concept of green lending and comments on the importance of living sustainably during tough economic times.