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ATB celebrates Earth Day with renewable energy certificates

ATB celebrates Earth Day with renewable energy certificates

Posted on: April 22, 2013
Author: Jennifer Kohle

ATB Financial is getting "down to earth" for Earth Day by targeting and reducing the largest contributor to our carbon footprint: energy consumption.

We've made an important step with our purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs)—a generated form of clean, green energy that supports renewable energy projects like wind farms. These certificates will offset our carbon emissions by 29 per cent (29,780 tonnes per year). This is the equivalent of planting 8,000 trees.

This is a good step, but there's a lot more we need to do to make our branches more energy efficient and reduce ATB's actual carbon footprint. We don't want to over-promote the purchase of RECs and say that we're super green, but we are making progress.

For more information on what ATB is doing to improve its environmental sustainability, check out our latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report.