Union Bank’s green just got a lot greener! All of Union Bank’s offices that are located within MCE’s service area have enrolled in Deep Green electricity service, enabling these locations to switch to 100 percent renewable energy and furthering the bank’s commitment to building healthy and sustainable communities. The decision makes Union Bank the first financial institution to commit to Deep Green and allows its Marin County and Walnut Creek operations to be 100 percent carbon-free.
By enrolling in the program, the participating Union Bank offices now operate while emitting zero greenhouse gas emissions from electricity usage. The initiative was a collaboration between the bank’s Corporate Real Estate team and Environmental Stewardship Department.
“Union Bank has a longstanding commitment to reducing our impact on the planet, and we are proud to be an early-adopter of this program that sources energy from clean, renewable sources, such as solar, wind, and biogas,” said Ryan Bjorkquist, Vice President, Environmental Stewardship, Union Bank. “This is just one of the many green initiatives the bank supports in our focus to be a good steward of the environment.”
Two administrative offices and the following nine Union Bank branches are participating in MCE’s Deep Green 100 percent renewable energy service:
- Corte Madera
- Mill Valley (Mill Valley & Strawberry Village branches)
- San Anselmo
- San Rafael (Northgate and San Rafael branches)
- Walnut Creek
“It’s inspiring to see a national company like Union Bank joining the ranks of local businesses that are leading the way to a clean energy future in California,” said Dawn Weisz, CEO of MCE. “MCE’s goal is to make it easy for all types of customers and facilities to achieve their sustainability objectives. We salute Union Bank for investing in our community and environment – by going Deep Green, not only do they help the environment, but half of the revenue generated from Deep Green 100 percent renewable energy goes towards building local solar projects in our service area.”