Redwood Credit Union Plants Trees for Sustainability

RCU Volunteers Assist Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation to Restore Local Oak Woodlands Ecosystem

SEBASTOPOL, CA – A team of 28 Redwood Credit Union (RCU) employees, Officials and family members recently joined approximately 60 other community volunteers to participate in the 4th annual Laguna de Santa Foundation Rosa Tree-a-Thon—a local tree-planting effort to help preserve the Laguna’s oak woodlands ecosystem, restore lost animal habitats and provide food for the Laguna’s native wildlife. Volunteers planted hundreds of native trees and shrubbery, which will help restore riparian forest that once made up much of the Laguna.

“Redwood Credit Union is committed to sustainability and to our local communities,” said Erin Ewart, Redwood Credit Union’s Compliance Manager, who headed up the volunteer effort for RCU —the Tree-a-Thon was a great way for us to support both, by helping to preserve one of our local environmental treasures for everyone’s benefit and enjoyment.”

Redwood Credit Union’s sustainability programs include their Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED)-certified Administrative Offices in Santa Rosa; recycling programs at all branches; green-friendly services such as paper-free online and mobile banking, online bill pay and eStatements; loan discounts on qualified energy-efficient and hybrid vehicles; and an online green center at where visitors can find tips on reducing waste, energy efficiency and more. The Credit Union has a Sustainability Committee which meets regularly and helps to guide and promote green awareness efforts, education and best practices within the organization.

About Redwood Credit Union
Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative providing personal and business banking to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and financial planning services and more. The Credit Union also offers a variety of insurance products and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has more than $2.1 billion in assets and serves 225,000 Members with 18 full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit

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