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Live Greener Starting Today: Putting Earth Day into Action


Lately the only paper bills that make their way into my mailbox are of the medical kind, because I've been suppressing my paper bills and statements since the option became available and pay them online as well. I love living a mostly paperless lifestyle — not only does it create less clutter on all available surfaces in my apartment, but I know it's doing some environmental good, too.

It surprised me to learn that most Americans still pay their bills by sending a check through the mail, as determined by a 2007 Federal Reserve survey. Switching to a system of electronic bill-pay is easy as green-apple pie and you'd be reducing your carbon footprint drastically — the Environmental Protection Agency reports that paper billing uses more than 674 million gallons of fuel each year! Visit PayItGreen.org to learn more about making the switch.

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