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Come to the Party to Celebrate Earth Day with 7 Green Ways to Bank

It’s that time of year again – when more than 1 billion people around the world come together to celebrate our most precious resource – a little thing we call Earth. Yup, this April 22 will mark the 51st birthday of Earth Day. This annual global movement, celebrated every April 22, was created to remind us all about the importance of protecting our planet and the actions we can all take to make a difference.

Though social distancing guidelines may make it difficult to attend Earth Day events in person, you can still come to the party! You can attend virtual events online, plant a garden, even do your banking.

Yes, you read that right. You can actually do your banking and help save the planet. Here are seven ways:

1.Sign up for eStatements. You know those bulky bank and credit card statements that  take up space on your kitchen counter? Well, it turns out they require a lot of paper to create and fuel to deliver them. You can eliminate them by signing up for eStatements. Bulky statement/messy counter/save-the-planet problem solved!

2.Pay people electronically. Need to pay back your friend or pay your babysitter? Instead of writing a check or using cash, pay them electronically. With Avidia Mobile Banking and People Pay, you can pay your peeps anytime right from your smartphone.

3.Use mobile check deposit. Save gas and time depositing checks. With Mobile Banking, you can deposit your checks in a snap at home – using the camera on your smartphone. Say cheese!

4.Request E-receipts. Save some room in your wallet and save paper by requesting  electronic receipts or E-receipts. Every time you do a transaction with us, we’ll email you your receipt. You can still request to have your balance included, too.  YES!

5.Get Digital Receipts. Speaking of receipts, if you use the Avidia Mobile App, you can enroll in Digital Receipts. With this new feature, Plus, you can create and store your receipts in folders, helping you get organized and keep track of expenses more easily at tax time.

6.Open accounts online. Need to open a savings or other account? Why drive to the bank and waste fuel when you can do it from home online? Best of all, you don’t even have to comb your hair.  #winning

7.Pay bills electronically. You can also use services like Avidia Internet  and Mobile Banking to pay your bills. You won’t have to drive to the post office or waste paper on stamps and envelopes. And yes, you don’t have to comb your hair or brush your teeth. #morewinning.

With the time you’ll save banking green, you’ll have more time to party Earth Day style. You can plant that garden … or attend a virtual Earth Day event … or maybe even have some cake. Mmmmmm cake.