Understanding Travelers Philanthropy

Paradigm Alert: Pay it Green
March 31, 2008, 7:21 pm
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PayItGreen is a simple, safe, and smart way to have a positive impact on the environment! The average household receives approximately 19 bills and statements and makes approximately 7 payments in paper form monthly. The average consumer saves 2.5 minutes per bill when paying electronically instead of with a check3. The cost of postage and check stock can add up to more than $100 per year; these costs can be saved by making payments electronically, instead of by paper check. Also, credit scores are significantly increased when a consumer receives payments by Direct Deposit and uses Direct Payment to pay recurring monthly bills and/or save and invest automatically.

Improve security.
Consumers receiving electronic bills and statements and making payments electronically can maintain tighter control over accounts in real time. Almost 85 percent of identity theft cases are due to “offline” transactions such as lost checkbooks and stolen bills, statements, and check payments.

By switching to electronic bills, statements, and payments, every year the average household can:
* Save 6.6 pounds of paper
* Save 0.079 trees
* Avoid use of 4.5 gallons of gasoline to mail bills, statements, and payments
* Avoid release of 63 gallons of wastewater into the environment
* Avoid producing 171 pounds of greenhouse gas

Saving this amount of greenhouse gas is the equivalent of:
* The emissions avoided by not driving 169 miles
* The emissions avoided by not consuming 8.8 gallons of gasoline
* Planting 2 tree seedlings and allowing them to grow for 10 years
* Preserving 24 square feet of forest from deforestation

With many households participating, these small contributions can add up to a big benefit for the environment.
If 20 percent of households (22,876,800 households) were to switch to electronic bills, statements, and payments, every year the collective impact would:1

* Save 150,939,615 pounds of paper
* Save 1,811,275 trees
* Avoid creating 1,439,601,370 gallons of wastewater
* Avoid creating enough wastewater to fill 2,180 Olympic-size swimming pools
* Avoid filling 8,597,328 household garbage bags with waste
* Avoid filling 6,141 garbage trucks with waste
* Avoid using 102,945,600 gallons of gasoline to mail bills, statements and payments
* Avoid producing 3,920,802,916 pounds (1,960,402 tons) of greenhouse gases

Saving this amount of greenhouse gas is the equivalent of:
* The emissions avoided by not driving 3,861,769,517 miles
* Taking 325,722 cars off the road
* The emissions avoided by not consuming 200 million gallons of gasoline
* Planting 45.6 million tree seedlings and allowing them to grow for 10 years
* Preserving 12,405 acres of forest from deforestation

Learn More:
Collaboration creates Prosperity: Philanthropic Travel
Exquisite Safaris Corporate Donor Philanthropic Advisory Services
Creative Capitalism: Partner with Exquisite Safaris
The High-Purpose Company: Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Worldwide
Exquisite Safaris clients say…
Travel Connoisseur Magazine on Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Worldwide
US Air Magazine on Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel: Travel with a Heart
My First Philanthropic Travel Experience
The Fable of Stone Soup
Understanding Philanthropic Travel
Are We Talking about Philanthropy Yet? No, We Are Not
Travel Philanthropy: Creating Peace
Fast Company Magazine on Philanthropic Travel
PersonalLifemedia.com on Philanthropic Travel
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Philanthropic Travelers:
The The One’s Who Do: Visionary Philanthropic Travelers
Visionary Philanthropic Traveler Marc Gold 100 Friends Project
Visionary Philanthropic Traveler Chellie Kew
Milton & Fred Ochieng: Philanthropic Travelers
Jane Kaye- Bailey: Philanthropic Traveler
Richard Branson: Philanthropic Traveler
Angelina Jolie: Philanthropic Traveler
Oprah Winfrey: Philanthropic Traveler
Palm Beach Life Magazine: Philanthropic Travelers

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