Kitsap Bank is kicking off a "GO GREEN" campaign throughout the organization, beginning April 22 on Earth Day.There will be education and tips for employees and customers about ways to “go green” through reuse, recycling and reduction. A particular emphasis is being placed on paper reduction.Customers are encouraged go paperless with online banking and bill payment services, as well as e-Statements; an easy way to reduce the bank's carbon footprint and help the environment. Officials note that it’s also a simpler way for consumers to manage their finances.Kitsap Bank is also kicking-off a Paper Reduction Contest beginning on Earth Day. Employees bank-wide are being challenged to decrease their paper usage. While the contest kicks off during Earth Week, it will be part of an ongoing effort to change the way the company uses paper in the organization. “Kitsap Bank believes strongly in doing our part to sustain the fabric of our community," said Kitaps Bank President and Chief Operating Officer Anthony George. "For us, focusing on sustainability is not just the right thing to do, it’s our corporate responsibility as your community bank. We invite others to join us in this effort; together we can make a difference.” Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, operating 21 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $900 million in assets, the bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual customers. BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm has given Kitsap Bank their 5-star rating and Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred Lender by the U. S. Small Business Administration.