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April 15, 2013 11:27 ET

BMO Harris Bank Helps MSI 'Go Green' During Money Smart Week

Youth and Families Learn Going Green Makes Money Sense

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2013) - BMO Harris Bank today announced the launch of the "Go Green" program taking place during Money Smart Week, April 20-27th and EARTH DAY, April 24th at the Museum of Science and Industry.

"We've been involved with Chicago's Money Smart Week since its inception ten years ago and continue to encourage financial education throughout the communities we serve," said Judy Rice, Senior Vice President, Community Affairs & Economic Development, BMO Harris Bank.

Visitors will view green technologies and learn the economic impact of environmentally friendly choices. Visitors will also learn about food waste as well as green food production and distribution in an interactive activity book. Hundreds of students in Museum field trip programs and over 2,000 students in the Museum's Science Clubs will create their own green business plans in a mini-business competition during Money Smart Week. Youth will consider which technologies and strategies are most cost-effective as part of the 4th Annual Go Green Business Plan Challenge!

Go Green is part of Money Smart Week 2013. Money Smart Week is a national initiative that involves the collaborative efforts of over 200 organizations through Chicago and is spearheaded by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Money Smart Week offers over 500 free events during 2013 and serves thousands of individuals annually with financial education programming. The Go Green classroom program is available to 10 Chicago Public schools classes and hundreds of students in the Museum's science clubs.

The Go Green program is supported through a grant from BMO Harris Bank and is provided through a partnership between the Economic Awareness Council (EAC), Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, The City Treasurer of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Money Smart Week Program. 

Additional information and a calendar of events for this year's Money Smart Week are available at www.moneysmartweek.org.

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and $542 billion in assets (as of Jan. 31, 2013).

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