We are trying our best to go more and more to on-line billing. We currently send out less than six regular payments through the USPS every month. It is just part of what we do to lessen our carbon footprint. What follows is a recent campaign by my company to encourage paperless billing. I hope each and every one of you will strive to make your payments electronically :o)
American Electric Power customers who enroll in the paperless billing program over the next two months will help the environment while saving time and money. I am pleased to announce that AEP and our paperless billing partner, Fiserv, will contribute $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation for every customer who enrolls during April and May. The funds will be used for reforestation projects in AEP’s service territory. Our customers who choose paperless billing find they save time and money, in addition to making a positive environmental contribution. Those who enroll in April and May will make an even greater impact with the planting of trees in our service territory.
Our customers who receive paperless bills saved approximately 89 tons of paper, 2,072 trees, 200,000 pounds of solid waste, 500,000 pounds of greenhouse gases and 1.6 million gallons of wastewater in 2008, based on the Environmental Defense Fund Paper Calculator. I encourage those employees and contractors served by AEP who have not signed up for paperless billing to consider doing so during this campaign.
We have been paying electonically for years, so we have done our part. How about you?