Monday, February 1, 2010

Con Ed Saves another Tree?

from email today:

It just so happens that my recent Con Ed bill speaks of an incentive program (see excerpt below) where Con Ed will donate $1 to plant a tree when you sign up for electronic billing. This program is clearly self serving as Con Ed will save many times this amount in printing, postage, and administrative costs by not having to mail out monthly bills.

"As an added incentive, Con Edison will donate $1 for every customer who signs up for the e*bill program to a nonprofit tree planting initiative. For customers living in New York City, the company will donate to New York Restoration Project and the MillionTreesNYC campaign, and for customers living in Westchester County, donations will be sent to Friends of Westchester Parks, Inc.
Recent studies show that if all U.S. households viewed and paid their bills electronically, it would save 18.5 million trees - avoiding 2.2 billion tons of toxic air pollutants, 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste, and saving 15.8 billion gallons of precious water."

Read the full October press release from their website.

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