Challenge #47: E-bills

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“Deforestation is changing our climate, harming people and the natural world. We must, and can, reverse this trend.”

-Jane Goodall

Hey, guys!

This week’s challenge is focused on saving paper and reducing deforestation once again. We’ve had a couple of paper saving challenges already –  Challenge #27: Print on both sidesChallenge #30: Alternative wrapping paper, Challenge #35: Use less paper products, and Challenge #42: Use travel mugs, but since deforestation is a major problem, we’d really like you to do all you possibly can to help stop this global problem.

Moreover, we discussed deforestation in our Challenge #24: Plant a treein case you might want to learn a thing or two about it.

Let’s get back to this week’s challenge …

What we’d like you to do this week, is to contact all of the companies that send you monthly hard copy bills via regular mail and get them to start sending you digital bills via email instead. To make this system work you’ll have to start using online banking or some other way to pay your bills online.

No more hard-copy bills

Benefits of paying your bills online

Besides the most important benefit – saving paper, there are others plus sides to paying your bills online. It allows you to pay your bills from the comfort of your home. Moreover, many banks offer mobile apps that enable you to pay your bills just by simply snapping a screenshot of it. That way you can pay your bills from basically anywhere.

You see, not only will you save a bunch of trees, you’ll also be saving some of your precious time.

We’ve been paying all our bills online for over a year now, and let us tell you we do not miss those lines at the post office or the bank at all. 😉

An average household receives around 5-7 different bills each month. Moreover, each and every company adds a couple of additional papers inside the envelope with a bill. Looking at this on a global scale this makes an enormous amount of paper saved each month.

Like always, do the best you can to complete this challenge. And of course, always remember to recycle paper you do use.

Take-home points:
  • Switch from hard-copy bills to digital ones.
  • You’ll save paper.
  • You’ll save time by paying your bills from the comfort of your home.
  • Use as little paper as possible.
  • Recycle the paper you do use.

We’d like you to have a very nice week. Enjoy as much as possible and remember to stay green and good – just be a good earthling. 😉


Good Earthlings

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