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The Commuter Challenge: Millions of Green Kilometers and Fifteen Years Long

The Commuter Challenge: Millions of Green Kilometers and Fifteen Years Long

It’s an event that gets better and bigger every year. And once again, Assiniboine Credit Union is proud to sponsor and participate in the Commuter Challenge, being held from June 1 to 7. 2014 marks a significant milestone for the Commuter Challenge as it celebrates 15 years of encouraging commuters and workplaces from across Manitoba […]

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Composting

May is Composting’s Time to Shine!

May is composting’s time to shine! Nature’s ultimate 3Rs (reuse, recycle and renew) is so highly regarded that it has its own weeklong celebration. International Compost Awareness Week happens in early May every year. How will you celebrate? Personally, I’ll be mixing a winter’s worth of vegetable scraps with leaves gathered last fall as I […]

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ACU Bullfrog Power

Assiniboine Credit Union Now Bullfrog Powered

Recently, ACU moved forward on a new environmental initiative that makes it unique among credit unions in Canada. Nine of ACU’s Winnipeg locations are now choosing 100% green natural gas with Bullfrog Power! Over the last several years Assiniboine Credit Union has been recognized locally and nationally as an environmental leader. Successful efforts to reduce […]

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Earth Day

Assiniboine Credit Union Celebrates Earth Day 2014

Assiniboine Credit Union is deeply committed to continuously improving our environmental performance. It’s part of our ‘triple bottom line’ — people, planet and prosperity — approach to doing business. To celebrate Earth Day, we have prepared three infographics to help tell our members about the improvements we have been making. And these are just the […]

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Earth Hour – Finding Solutions in the Dark

On Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. hundreds of millions of people in over 120 countries will participate in Earth Hour. Will you be part of this global movement? Beginning the Movement Launched in Sydney, Australia in 2007 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour participants turned off lights in […]

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Shifting to greener and more active types of commuting

Assiniboine Employees Moving Toward Greener Commuting

Over the last five years, many Assiniboine Credit Union employees have shifted to greener and more active types of commuting. These changes in commuting patterns have been tracked through several annual Employee Commuting Surveys, first used in 2009. These surveys have proven to be an incredibly informative tool that offer a very detailed snapshot of employee […]

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Responsibly disposing of the redundant gadgets

Disposing of Electronics Responsibly

Receiving an electronic gift (computer, TV, tablet, smart phone, etc.) is exciting and now that the holidays are over, some new gadgets may have found their way into your home. Looking after these electronic gagets is important to you, and making sure you dispose of the redundant electronics responsibly should be just as important. According to the United Nations StEP Initiative […]

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West Broadway gets composting

West Broadway Branch Gets Composting!

While the green bin under the kitchen sink at Assiniboine Credit Union’s West Broadway Branch may not look that interesting, the vegetable and fruit scraps inside are part of something new and exciting for branch manager, Jeffery Patteson and his team. “A while ago I read an article in our neighbourhood newspaper about all the […]

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