Southwest Corporate has begun sending hundreds of trees to credit unions to draw attention to its recycling program and recent introduction of imaging services that helps reduce dependency on paper. Timed to coincide with this month's acknowledgment of National Arbor Day (April 26th), Southwest Corporate is also sending various credit unions boxes that contain recycled note pads, pens made from recycled materials and small pine trees.
The corporate said that in terms of item processing alone, rather than return to members the 360-million checks it processed during 2001 (which are now available as images online), it will recycle that 378 tons of paper, enough to fill 1,136 cubic yards of landfill space. For info: www.swcorp.org or contact Karen Coble at 972-861-3120.
Separately, John Arnold, former president of Southwest Corporate FCU who retired in 1995, will be on hand for the corporate's annual meeting later this month, where he will sign copies of the newsly published book, "The Journey." Arnold authored the book, which is a history of the corporate credit union network. Copies of the book will be given to credit union attendees at the annual meting.