[permaculture] Permaculture Credit Union Celebrates 10th Anniversary May 6 Santa Fe

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Thu Apr 29 14:22:29 EDT 2010


Permaculture Credit Union Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Member-Owned Financial Institution Successfully Blends Responsible 
Business Practices with Sustainable Living Practices
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	Santa Fe, NM - In a financial economy where most consumers 
are worried simply about their money's security, member-owners of 
Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Permaculture Credit Union know that 
they're securely investing in sustainability for their communities as 
well.

Established in 2000, the Permaculture Credit Union was specifically 
designed not just as a financial institution but as a responsible, 
sustainable business model that focused on saving members' money 
while also saving natural resources.  With more than 1020 members 
from around the country, the credit union specializes in responsible 
lending in areas that promote environmental sustainability including 
alternative home construction, fuel-efficient vehicles, sustainable 
and organic farming, energy efficient home upgrades and lending for 
energy and water capture systems.

On Thursday, May 6th, the Permaculture Credit Union will celebrate 
its decade of success with a community celebration at the (LEED Gold 
Certified) Santa Fe Community Convention Center.  With a theme of 
"Going Way Beyond Sustainability," the three-hour event is open to 
the community from 6 pm to 9 pm, free to attend and will feature a 
keynote address from author and global eco-entrepreneur Gunter Pauli. 

Pauli, whose latest title "The Blue Economy: 10 Years, 100 
Innovations, 100 Million Jobs," is being published April 26 by 
Taos-based Paradigm Publications, will be signing books at the event 
following his address.

The event, co-sponsored by the Santa Fe Alliance, Santa Fe Farmer's 
Market Institute, the Northern Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, 
Permaculture Guild, Slow Money Alliance and the Santa Barbara 
Permaculture Network (Total List below), will also feature live music 
by Atomic Grass, a children's activity corner and informational 
booths about sustainability programs and projects in the community.

Questions about event attendance can be directed to 
pcustaff at pcuonline.org or 505-954-3479.  More information about the 
Permaculture Credit Union can be found online at www.pcuonline.org.

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Our Partners:
Credit Union Association of New Mexico
Guadalupe Credit Union
Northern Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club
Permaculture Guild
RSF Social Finance
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Santa Fe Alliance
Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute
Slow Money Alliance
State Employees Credit Union

Our Sponsors:
Atomic Grass Bluegrass Band
Bike to Work
CineVision
Cowgirl Catering
Natural Investment Services, LLC
Positive Energy
Social Enterprise Associates
The Alternative House
Wesley Roe and Marjorie Erickson

Friends
Ann Maes
Harmonic Ecological Design
Plants of the Southwest
Permaculture Activist
Permaculture Institute
Santa Fe Permaculture
Santa Fe Premium Compost
Santa Fe Hemp






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