Project Green: Go Green with LG&E and KU’s paperless billing

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by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 11 at 5:39 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - With just a few mouse clicks, we've found a couple ways you can make Kentucky a greener place. 

In celebration of Earth Month, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities are encouraging customers to switch to paperless billing.  If you do, there's an added benefit for our environment.   You can give an easy gift to Mother Earth by getting rid of your utility bills by snail mail, and instead get them by e-mail.

"This not only helps to cut down on paper clutter, but as part of our efforts this month, it's also going to help save existing trees, as well as plant some new ones," said Liz Pratt of LG&E.

For every customer that decides to go from paper billing to paperless billing, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities will donate $1 to the "Plant for the Planet" initiative which helps local tree-planting efforts.  Your switch benefits our environment two-fold: No more wasting trees by throwing your bills into the dump, and at the same time, helping to grow new trees around Kentucky.  It's all very simple and free.  All you have to do is go to the website to sign up for paperless billing.

"We will send an email each month that includes all of their important information about billing and their usage," said Liz Pratt.

The goal is to add 10,000 new customers to the paperless billing party to celebrate earth month.

"And what that could mean is up to $10,000 that would be contributed toward our plant for the planet initiative,” said Pratt.

Making the easy switch means you helped bring trees to life around Kentucky, which helps clean the air, slow storm water runoff, and create the air we breathe.

LG&E and KU will be donating $1 for every new paperless billing customer through April 30.





 

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