NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: April 25, 2007
CON EDISON URGES CUSTOMERS TO THINK GREEN FOR ARBOR DAY
e*bill Is Company’s Tree-Friendly Billing Option
NEW YORK – As New Yorkers celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 27, Con Edison is doing its part to save trees by promoting a paperless way for customers to pay their utility bill.
“Arbor Day is a good day to choose our paperless billing option, e*bill.” said Marilyn Caselli, senior vice president of Customer Operations. “It’s an easy way to cut down on paper consumption and save trees by opting to receive and pay your bills electronically.”
The Con Edison e*bill program is a fast, convenient and environmentally friendly payment option in which customers can receive, view and pay bills online. Each month, Con Edison notifies customers via e-mail when bills are ready for viewing. Switching to e*bill is easy. Visit www.coned.com/customercentral/paybyebill.asp to learn how to “leaf” your paper Con Edison bill behind.
Arbor Day is a nationwide “tree-appreciation day.” Recent studies show that if all U.S. households viewed and paid their bills electronically, it would save 18.5 million trees* - not to mention 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. For information about Arbor Day, visit www.arborday.org.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $27 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.conEd.com.
* Calculated in 2003 by Javelin Strategy & Research, using information from EPA, Alliance for Environmental Innovation, USPS, and USFS.
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