Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: June 16, 2009
CON EDISON e*BILL TREES
NEW YORK – Students from four schools in Queens planted 26 trees on their school grounds recently, thanks to funds raised by Con Edison’s green online payment program, e*Bill. The public schools are PS 20Q in Flushing, PS 69Q in Jackson Heights, PS 23Q in Bellerose and PS 153Q in Maspeth.
The company donates $1 to a tree planting fund for each customer that signs up for e*Bill. Con Edison has enrolled more than 150,000 customers in the paperless billing option since initiating the program in 2007.
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.
Every year the average household can save almost seven pounds of paper by switching to electronic bills, statements, and payments, according to the PayItGreen Alliance.
To learn more about going green, visit Con Edison’s Power of Green Web site at www.coned.com/thepowerofgreen/, or find us on Facebook at Power of Green.
Con Edison worked with the nonprofit organization, Trees New York, to plant the 26 trees. The organization’s mission is to plant, preserve and protect New York City’s neighborhood trees through education, active citizen participation and advocacy.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $14 billion in annual revenues and $34 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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