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Transcript: Saving Green By Going Green: Paperwork

Anchor intro: The average American family throws away about a ton of paper every year. So, how can you be more eco-friendly without sacrificing your bottom line? Bankrate.com shows you how to save trees and money by going green.

Voice-over 1: If there's anyone who should understand going green, it's Paul Farren.

Voice-over 2: His store is full of bright ideas for saving energy and the planet with everything from compact fluorescents to solar panels. It's really the epitome of green.

SOT: "This is a very green store because everything we sell is designed to reduce energy consumption."

Voice-over 3: But what about all the paper Paul generates in his business...like many of us, he could save money and trees by minimizing it. How?

Voice- over 4: First, by not writing checks, but paying bills electronically. That saves paper, time, stamps... and money.

Voice-over 5: And that's just the beginning: Because we can also get our bills electronically...save gas and trips to the bank with direct deposit...cancel canceled checkseven receive and store important documents digitally.

Voice-over 6: Any or all of these things save time, money and trees. Something an expert on green should appreciate.

SOT: "I do all of those things, except I receive my bills by paper."

Standup: Remember, going green doesn't require expensive items like solar panels. There are things you can do that don't cost a dime that will keep money in your pocket... and keep trees in the forest. For Bankrate.com, I'm Kristin Arnold.

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-- Posted: April 20, 2008
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