If you are really passionate about doing your own thing to help the environment, you will soon realize that there are so many ways by which you can contribute. About a month or so ago, I received a text message from my mobile phone provider. It informed me about a promo wherein you apply for paperless billing, and the company will give you gift certificates for a local fast food chain.
I did not fail to see the irony there. On the one hand, I would be helping the environment by contributing to the use of less paper. On the other hand, I would be patronizing this fast food chain, which I doubt employs the greenest practices we can think of. Still, the idea of not receiving sheaves of paper every month to find out exactly how much I owe the telephone company appealed to me.
You see, I already checked my billing statement online anyway. Ever since they introduced the feature of being able to do this, I took up on the offer immediately. I hate waiting for bills to come through the post – I’d rather know how much I owe right away. I do not need the hard copy to pay my bill anyway since I use an online payment facility. So enroll I did, and this month is the first wherein I did not receive a hard copy of my bill. It’s a small thing, but with millions of people doing it, the impact is significant. Why not go the paperless way when you can?