Pillars of Being Premier


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Community solar

We’ve subscribed to approximately 600,000 kWh of community solar in Broomfield, Boulder and Pueblo, helping increase the amount of renewable energy in the utility mix, and supporting adoption of renewables throughout Colorado.

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As the pandemic increased our need for disposable personal protective equipment for branch employees and members, we identified a nitrile glove recycling program in partnership with Kimberly Clark called RightCycle. We have been able to recycle over 135 lbs. of gloves since 2020, and continue to recycle through this program.

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Water audits and irrigation savings

By conducting water audits through Resource Central’s commercial Slow the Flow program, we’ve been able to reduce our water usage by over 20% across our enterprise since 2018 (over 500,000 gallons per year).

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Zero waste

Our 2021 Earth Day event at our Arapahoe branch collected over 27,000 pounds of electronics to break down and divert from the landfill. Over 600 members and employees dropped off during the week, in what was stated as the most successful private collection event held in partnership with Eco-Cycle.

We hold regular E-Waste pickups at our branches, so make sure you are connected to our email and social media accounts to hear when we’re holding one in your neighborhood!

Additionally, every Premier Members branch has zero waste stations for employees and members.  We collect recycling and compost, and divert over 25,000 pounds from landfill each year.

For Our Members

We love that our members are as into sustainability as we are, so we want to mention a few ways that you can be more eco-friendly just by how you bank. If you have suggestions for us, please let our Sr. Sustainability Specialist, Garrett Chappell, know at GChappell@pmcu.org.

  • Sign up for eStatements and our renovated Digital Banking
    The days of printing everything can be over if you want them to be. Our Online Banking and Mobile Banking platforms make your digital experience feel like you’re walking into your neighborhood branch, but with added layers of security and much less paper. Your statements are kept in an online archive for up to 7 years and you can avoid the hassle of wasting paper, checks and stamps when paying bills. Sign up today!
  • Checks on Recycled Paper
    We understand, some people just want to feel the paper in between their fingers, no problem. If you’re a tactile person, please consider choosing the Recycled Checks option on your next re-order.