Friday, April 24, 2009

It‘s Easy Being Green

Earth Day was Wednesday, April 22.

You can do your part to conserve and “be green” by switching your grass landscaping to water smart landscaping. Making the switch can save you up to 75 percent on your annual water bill. You may also be able to earn a rebate or receive special recognition with monetary benefits.

Here’s how…

The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is offering a $1.50 rebate for each square foot of turf that you convert to water smart landscaping and up to a $25 rebate for attaching a qualifying rain sensor to your sprinkler system. Go to www.snwa.com or call (702) 258-SAVE to receive an application and for more details.

In Northern Nevada, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) sponsors an annual award for the best water-efficient landscape in its service area. Local landscapers and landscape suppliers support prizes for customer submittals of landscapes that have aesthetic qualities while promoting water conservation. This year's award winners received up to $1,000 in prizes for entries evaluated on aesthetics, efficient irrigation system, plant selection and mulches. Visit www.tmh2o.com for more details.

Another option…

You can also “bank green” by switching to E-statements and banking online. If every American signed up for online statements, the money saved could send 17,000 students to college. If every American just paid their credit card bills online, it would save $2 billion a year. (Source: The Green Book, Three Rivers Press, NY, 2007.)

Last year NFCU members that are enrolled in E-statements and our online bill pay services saved approximately 711,560 pieces of paper, 1.2 million envelopes and $190,000 in stamps. Our members are eco-ceptional!

You can join Nevada Federal Credit Union and bank green too! Visit www.nevadafederal.org or any of our Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks or Pahrump, Nevada branches and join today!

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