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The Bank Cafe in Lismore changed its name in recognition of International Credit Union Day.
The Bank Cafe in Lismore changed its name in recognition of International Credit Union Day.

Two cafes in the region have changed their names and are offering discounted coffees in celebration of International Credit Union Day.

The Bank Cafe in Lismore and the Bean Bank Cafe in Ballina took up the challenge thrown at them by the region’s oldest credit union, Summerland.

It’s all a bit of fun but there is a serious side to it apart from the free publicity, according to Summerland’s CEO Margot Sweeney.

She said the day is ‘a chance to celebrate the responsible and ethical approach to banking brought by credit unions both in Australia and internationally’.

A Summerland spokesperson said the organisation is actively involved in divestment from fossil fuels and one of its staff members will be speaking at tomorrow’s Divestment Day rally in Lismore organised by Northern Rivers Guardians.

The rally, organised in conjunction with 350.org, will be held at Spinks Park, behind the Transit Centre at noon.

Summerland is also the current winner of the Northern Rivers NSW Business Chamber Excellence in Sustainability award, which was presented at Byron at Byron earlier this year and is participating in the state finals in November.

For more details go to summerland.com.au/eco

 

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