Today is Earth Day! Friday is Arbor Day! We celebrate the precious blue ball we all float on and give thanks for all the wonders of nature. Or, at least, that’s what we do here at DigitalMailer.
In the last 14 years, we’ve delivered around 24 million eStatements. Each eStatement delivered represents an envelope no one had to stuff, a statement no one had to print, and a consumer that didn’t waste all that effort by shredding it the minute they opened it. If everyone in America used electronic statements and billing, we’d save roughly 17 billion trees. You could build a twelve foot high wall between New York and California every single year out of the paper Americans throw away. Isn’t that a crying shame?
So let’s do something about it. If you don’t already use electronic statements and e-bills, why not start right now? If your office doesn’t have a recycling program, why not start one? All it takes is a few bins and a keen eye for recyclable goods. Consider doing an Arbor Day promo that plants trees for each member or customer that switches to eStatements. As individuals and businesses, we can each do a few little things every day that make the world better. As a society, our little things work together to make big things happen.
There’s no better time to start than right now.continue reading »