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Trees planted from bank’s Green Checking program

Ridgewood Savings Bank’s eco-conscious “Free Green Checking” product has resulted in the planting of 1,800 trees.

The trees were planted across America by the global reforestation organization One Tree Planted. 

“Free Green Checking” has no monthly fees and gives the consumer control with free eStatements, access to 90,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 24/7 digital banking, bill pay + Zelle, and more. For every new “Free Green Checking” account opened in 2023, Ridgewood will donate to One Tree Planted to have a tree planted within a national forest in the U.S., according to a written statement from the bank.

“We all have a role to play in protecting the environment and combating climate change, and we admire Ridgewood Savings Bank’s dedication to being a force for good,” Matt Hill, founder and chief environmental optimist at One Tree Planted, said in the statement. “With Ridgewood Savings Bank’s commitment to giving back to the environment by planting 1,800 trees to date through their Green Checking account program, we are restoring forests, creating habitat for biodiversity, and making a positive social impact in the United States.”

In addition to the planted trees, Ridgewood will also be taking part in an Earth Day-related community cleanup at Kennedy Park in Hicksville on Saturday, April 29. Bank volunteers will work alongside residents and local elected officials to help beautify the local park, located on Jerusalem Avenue and Broadway next to the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station.

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