Customers can help the environment and support zoo programs at the same time
NW Natural customers who sign up to receive their bills electronically by the end of next month can also help support the Oregon Zoo.
The Oregon Zoo Foundation — the private nonprofit fundraising arm of the zoo — was selected as one of four environmentally focused groups to win a portion of $25,000 donated by NW Natural shareholders.
"Paperless billing is designed to help you save time, reduce clutter and cut paper waste," said Melissa Moore, corporate communications manager for NW Natural. "Plus when you sign up, you can help a green nonprofit win a donation."
The donation will be divided among the four nonprofits according to the percentage of votes each receives. The other groups receiving votes are the Audubon Society of Portland, Friends of Outdoor School and SOLVE.
Customers who have already enrolled in paperless billing can also vote here by July 31. Only one vote per gas account will be valid. Final results will be posted on the NW Natural website in August.