Thursday, May 5, 2011

Seeds of Sustainability

The term “sustainability” encompasses a complex array of ideas and perspectives. On a whole, it involves management and maintenance of the environment, the economy, and society. That can include reducing the amount of fossil fuels and raw materials we use, reducing the amount of food and water we consume, and reducing the amount of waste we produce without jeopardizing the livelihoods and economic stability of our society.

Yet while we think of achieving sustainability on an individual and organizational level, e.g. local towns, individual businesses, and social groups, at least for me, I never thought of how a bank could strive for sustainability (beyond their efforts to switch to e-statements).

And then I learned about the Unified Field Corporation (UFC).

The Unified Field Corporation is a sustainable community partnership bank formation systems and development company with the vision to open Unified Field Banks across the nation. They maintain a quadruple bottom line- Financial Prosperity, Environmental Sustainability, Social Progress, and Preservation of Culture- and are an entirely different body of bank. They are redefining what it means to be a financial institution and are working right now on finding communities interested in becoming a part of the Unified Field Bank system.

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the UFC will be coming to Venice, CA to begin a three-part event series to present information about Unified Field Banks and show interested community members how to start their very own Unified Field Bank in their local community. They are looking for team members, community engagers, and members interested in investing in their local bank and UFC. Please show your support and attend this wonderful series! This first event will take place from 2pm until 6pm at the Electric Lodge Theater (1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291). Click here to view their flyer.