Saving the planet is easy, tree by tree
By Pekin Insurance · Apr 13, 2023 ·1 min read
As you can imagine, an insurance company generates a lot of paper every day. That’s why at Pekin Insurance, we’re doing all we can to reduce our carbon footprint—and we’re asking for your help.
Help us celebrate Arbor Day...
We all know money doesn’t grow on trees, but it sure can save them. Contact your local Pekin Insurance agency and ask to sign up for paperless billing.
For every 100 policies that sign up from Arbor Day 2023 through Arbor Day 2024, we will plant a tree at a forest restoration project within the United States through the organization One Tree Planted.
Trees are truly amazing. According to One Tree Planted, they help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Have you ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree!
Afraid to go out on a limb?
Paperless billing means you get your bill 18 days before it’s due. No more worrying about postal delays or losing your paper statement.
PayItGreen, a coalition led by an electronic-payment industry group, estimates that by eliminating paper bills, payments, and statements alone, the average household would achieve the following each year:
- Save 6.6 pounds of paper.
- Avoid the release of 171 pounds of greenhouse gases.
- Reduce wastewater by 63 gallons per year.
- Cut gas consumption by 4.5 gallons.
The estimates consider paper, transportation, and disposal.
So “climb” up the paperless tree, and together, let’s save the planet! Call your agent, today.