NIH FCU Receives the NIH Good Neighbor Green Champion Award

The National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union (NIHFCU), which marked 80 years of continued service this year, has received the 2019 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Good Neighbor Green Champion Award.

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The NIHFCU won this award for its active 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,” stated NIHFCU Vice President of Community Engagement Cassandra Hairston. “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.”

“My division was looking for new and creative ways to service the NIH community.  We came up with the NIH community shred event and asked our NIHFCU partners for support,” said Susan Cook, director, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, NIH of Office of Research Services. “We were pleased to see the event was successful and to receive the HHS Green Champion Award.  A big thank you to NIHFCU!”

The HHS Green Champions Awards were established by Health and Human Services (HHS), of which NIH is a part, in response to an Executive Order issued by then-President Obama in October 2009, challenging Federal agencies to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, and pollution.