National Bank of Commerce goes greenNational Bank of Commerce is the sixth business to garner certification through the Count Me Green business program.
National Bank of Commerce is the sixth business to garner certification through the Count Me Green business program.
The joint program of the city of Superior and Douglas County identifies businesses that use sustainable practices to improve the environment.
When you think of banks and green together you usually think of green currency, said Mary Klun, recycling coordinator for Douglas County, but the National Bank of Commerce, with four locations in Douglas County is more green than ever.
National Bank of Commerce’s properties director, George Pluntz, says the bank takes its “green” seriously. Like many businesses, when National Bank of Commerce began looking at how it could include more environmentally friendly practices in their business their staff’s first thoughts were saving money on energy consumption. As they went further into the process, they learned that they were able to cut costs in unexpected ways.
For example, as they recycled more paper and cardboard, their garbage disposal costs went down.
Count Me Green is funded with grants from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Duluth Superior Community Foundation.
To find out how your business or organization can become Count Me Green certified, call Klun at (715) 395-1293.