NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: May 22, 2008
CON EDISON’S E*BILL PROGRAM SEEDS TREES AT JAMAICA HIGH SCHOOL
NEW YORK – Con Edison employees planted two trees at Jamaica High School in Queens recently thanks to funds raised by the company’s growing online payment program. The company is donating $1 to Trees New York for each customer that signs up for e*bill.
Con Edison has enrolled 135,000 customers in the paperless billing option and also recently planted a tree at PS 321 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Canarsie.
“Every tree planted as a result of the e*bill program represents the power that each customer has in making our neighborhoods greener and healthier,” said Marilyn Caselli, senior vice president of Customer Operations at Con Edison. “I encourage more customers to sign up. It’s an easy way to cut down on paper consumption and schoolchildren will enjoy these trees for decades to come.”
The Con Edison e*bill program is a fast, convenient and environmentally friendly payment option. Each month, Con Edison notifies customers via e-mail when bills are ready for viewing. Switching to e*bill is easy and customers can visit www.conEd.com/ebill to enroll.
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 air pollutants, 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste, and saving 15.8 billion gallons of precious water.
The e*bill program is one of Con Edison’s comprehensive environmental initiatives through EnergyNY, the company's plan to meet the future energy needs of its customers through infrastructure upgrades and energy efficiency programs. EnergyNY can be viewed at www.conEd.com/energyny.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $29 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.
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