OnPoint Credit Union Partners With The Nature Conservancy In Oregon To Mitigate Climate Change


PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – OnPoint Community Credit Union, on Wednesday announced a donation of $ 226,750 to The Nature Conservancy in Oregon in support of its mission to fight climate change.

OnPoint reported the donation at the end of its pledge to donate up to $ 250 to the association1 for every Green Auto Discount loan approved between February 1 and November 1, 2021. Over 1,400 loans were funded during the campaign, exceeding expectations.

“Getting more people into electric and hybrid vehicles is a vital step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Pacific Northwest,” said Rob Stuart, President and CEO of OnPoint Community Credit Union. “Affordability has always been a barrier to owning these vehicles, so our goal is to make going green and supporting organizations fighting against climate change accessible to as many people as possible. “

OnPoint’s donation supports a range of TNC’s most critical projects, including increasing the pace and scale of forest restoration, using adaptation strategies to ensure vibrant and resilient coastal communities, and sustainable fishing; and protection of existing soil and underground carbon in eastern Oregon.

“We are at a critical point for the future of the planet,” said Jim Desmond, state director of The Nature Conservancy in Oregon. “The Nature Conservancy works at scale, both globally and in communities across the state. We cannot achieve our goals alone, and the support of OnPoint and its members is critical and timely.”

OnPoint’s donation to TNC is just one part of its Green Horizons initiative, which supports members and employees in building a more environmentally and financially sustainable future. OnPoint created the Green Auto Discount to make the purchase of these low-emission vehicles more affordable by offering loan recipients 0.25%2 APR excluding auto loan rates for new or used electric and hybrid vehicles. OnPoint is also offering a Solar Panel Discount, which allows consumers who secure a portion of their Equity Flex Line of Credit to purchase solar panels to receive a 0.25%3 APR discount on the EquityFlex fixed portion.

“Building a greener future takes both a collective and an individual effort,” Desmond said. “We are proud to stand alongside our partners and encourage all Oregonians to take action and help make this sustainable future a reality. “

Learn more about OnPoint’s commitment to building a greener, more sustainable future for all.

ABOUT CONSERVATION OF NATURE

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. For nearly 60 years, TNC has worked to bring people together to solve the greatest conservation challenges of our time by transforming policies, inspiring communities to take action, protecting vital habitats and natural resources, and improving natural resources. means of subsistence.

Founded in the United States through popular action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown into one of the most effective and extensive environmental organizations in the world. Through more than one million members and the dedicated efforts of a diverse staff and over 400 scientists, they are making an impact on conservation in 75 countries and territories: 37 through direct conservation impact and 38 through direct conservation impact. partners.

ABOUT THE ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT FUND

OnPoint Community Credit Union is Oregon’s largest credit union, serving over 458,000 members and with $ 9 billion in assets. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union membership is available to anyone living or working in any of Oregon’s 28 counties (Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and members of their immediate family. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or at 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

  1. Between February 1, 2021 and November 1, 2021, OnPoint will contribute up to $ 250 to The Nature Conservancy of Oregon per qualifying car loan from OnPoint towards the purchase of a zero or low emission vehicle to support its efforts against climate change, with a minimum donation total of $ 50,000. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. More information about the Conservancy is available by mail at 821 SE 14th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, by phone at (503) 802-8100, or at www.nature.org.
  2. APR = Annual percentage rate. Vehicles meeting OnPoint’s Green Auto Discount standards are entitled to a 0.25% discount off the stated APR. All OnPoint loans are subject to approval of credit terms. Discount does not apply to existing OnPoint auto loans.
  3. Receive a 0.25% discount on the EquityFlex Fixed Portion APR shown when the product is used to purchase solar panels. Review of purchase order or invoice required to qualify. The discount applies to the amount of the invoice / purchase order, not to exceed $ 12,000.