NIHFCU Receives Good Neighbor Green Champion Award
The National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union (NIHFCU), which marked 80 years of continued service this year, received the 2019 NIH Good Neighbor Green Champion Award for its involvement in community planning and sustainability initiatives in support of NIH’s energy, water, pollution and waste reduction targets.
The credit union’s 2019 NIH shred events, which safely shredded and prepared 3.66 tons of paper for recycling, was recognized.
“Our support of the NIH community is in our actions,” said Cassandra Hairston, NIHFCU vice president of community engagement. “The shred event provided an opportunity for the NIHFCU and NIH-Office of Research Services staff to work as a team, which further strengthens our long-term partnership in promoting initiatives of the NIH.”
The HHS Green Champions Awards were established in response to an Executive Order issued by then-President Obama in October 2009, challenging federal agencies to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water consumption and pollution.
“My division was looking for new and creative ways to service the NIH community,” said Susan Cook, director, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, Office of Research Services. “We came up with the NIH community shred event and asked our NIHFCU partners for support. We were pleased to see the event was successful and to receive the HHS Green Champion Award. A big thank you to NIHFCU!”