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August 13, 2012: MSUFCU Staff Plants 63 Trees in East Lansing

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Published: Aug 13, 2012

MSUFCU Staff Plants 63 Trees in East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, MI—MSU Federal Credit Union staff recently worked in partnership with Michigan Arbor Day Alliance and the City of East Lansing to plant 63 trees in East Lansing, MI. MSUFCU teamed up with MADA in early 2012 for the Go Green Challenge, pledging donations for every MSUFCU member who switched from paper to electronic statements (eStatements).


MSUFCU donated a total of $2,000 to MADA during this campaign, and MSUFCU employees volunteered their time to plant trees. To date, MSUFCU and MADA have planted 280 trees in East Lansing, primarily replacing trees lost due to the effects of emerald ash borer beetles.


Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “At MSUFCU, we take pride in supporting our local community, and the Go Green Challenge was a great opportunity to contribute to Mid-Michigan through the planting of new trees. With more members switching from paper to eStatements, this campaign also reduced the amount of trees being cut down for paper production and increased member account security.”


McPharlin further explained, “With eStatements, members do not have to worry about account information being intercepted through the postal mail. Account details are instead only accessible using secure login credentials.”


MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, serves Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members and their families worldwide and offers a full range of personal and business related financial services. Founded in 1937 by a handful of MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has 166,000 members, over $2.25 billion in assets, and more than 450 employees. MSUFCU was named the Michigan Credit Union League Credit Union of the Year in 2010.