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Ulster Savings Bank Designated A Green Business Champion
Posted August 5, 2022
(Kingston, NY) Ulster Savings Bank has been certified as an Ulster County Green Business Partner. The Ulster County Green Business Champions (UCGBC) program is designed to help businesses operate sustainably and receive public recognition for their efforts. Becoming a Certified Green Business means implementing practices that reduce energy and water consumption, prevent pollution, divert waste from landfills and assist staff in creating a cleaner healthier environment for their employees.
The bank was recognized for its initiative and ongoing commitment to reducing energy consumption and emissions through the installation of an electric vehicle solar charging station and solar roof panels at two of its locations. This initiative is part of the bank’s commitment to reduce its impact on the environment by incorporating sustainable and green business practices.
“Improving our environment is an extension of being a supportive member of the community. Receiving this designation means a great deal as well as being a member of the Ulster County Green Economy Network,” said James Cotter, EVP/CFO of Ulster Savings Bank.
“Environmental sustainability initiatives will prove to be a competitive advantage as businesses navigate higher energy prices and meet statewide greenhouse gas reduction targets. The County’s Green Business Champions program provides a ready-built toolkit and hands-on support at no cost to County businesses to help reduce expenses and improve resource efficiency,” said Nick Hvozda, Director of the Ulster County Department of the Environment.
Other on-going green projects at the bank include an additional EV solar charging station at their New Paltz location. The bank is also installing a charging station for employees to use at their main headquarters in Kingston. Last year, the bank installed solar panels at its Red Hook and New Paltz branches and this year will be installing solar panels at their locations in Gardiner and Stone Ridge. To see more green initiatives that the bank is doing, go to their website at UlsterSavings.com.
Ulster Savings Bank receives their Green Business Certification. Pictured (l. to r.): Maureen Fuoco, VP/BSA OFAC Officer, Ulster Savings Bank; Connie Harkin, VP Marketing, Ulster Savings Bank; Michael D’Arcy, Environmental Outreach Manager, Ulster County New York; James Cotter, EVP/CFO, Ulster Savings Bank; and Bill Calderara, President and CEO, Ulster Savings Bank.