One PacificCoast Bank and Ecotrust are excited to welcome Onuinu with Adventure Galley Wednesday evening (July 10) as we kick off the 2013 Sundown series with style. Join us from 5:30pm-8:30pm for some rocking tunes and to learn more about the night’s theme of Protecting WATER.
The “Sundown Kid’s Corner” hosted by PDX Kids Calendar, will have art and educational activities to keep the little rockers happy. Cold frothy beverages and tasty local fare will be provided by Hot Lips Pizza, Laughing Planet, and Coconut Bliss. Described as a farmers market of ideas, our street fair-style exhibition features an inspiring array of nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions who are delivering inventive solutions within conservation and environmentally-responsible enterprises. Bike commuters will be rewarded with a free bike valet on-site.
Kat Taylor, Co-Founder & CEO of One PacificCoast Bank, says, “We are excited to team up with Ecotrust again for one of our favorite events of the year, one that inspires environmental stewardship and economic innovation while we have a rockin’ good time. Water is a perfect topic to dwell on for a moment in the July sunshine. We take water for granted — we’re more than happy to see the rains go away. And yet, we still need to steward and invest in water. It’s finite. It’s the lifeblood of our cities and our totemic salmon and forests. It plumps our berries. It perks up our microbrews. Raise a glass to water this week at Sundown.”
One PacificCoast Bank grew from the vision of Taylor and Tom Steyer to create a triple bottom-line bank and a supportive nonprofit foundation. In 2007, OneCalifornia Bank and OneCalifornia Foundation opened in Oakland. The Bank is mandated to produce meaningful social justice and environmental benefits at the same time that it is financially sustainable. The Foundation owns all of the economic rights of the bank—when profits of the bank are distributed, they can only be distributed to the Foundation, which is mandated to reinvest those proceeds back into the communities and the environment on which we all depend.
In December 2010, OneCalifornia bank acquired ShoreBank Pacific (which was co-founded by Ecotrust) and changed its name to One PacificCoast Bank. The merger greatly expanded the Bank’s reach on the West Coast, and enhanced its capacity to serve its mission. ShoreBank Pacific, a pioneer of environmentally sustainable banking, began operations in 1997 in Ilwaco, Washington, at the mouth of the Columbia River, and grew to establish offices in Portland and Seattle. Joining forces with OneCalifornia Bank produced an enlarged footprint covering a bio-regional territory within Salmon Nation and united the forces of social justice and ecological banking.