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ATM Forests Support Paper-Free Transactions [Pics]

ATM Forests Support Paper-Free Transactions [Pics]
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TD bank plants a tree for every paper-free transaction carried out at an "A-Tree-M"

Ross Brooks
  • 7 november 2013

In an effort to raise awareness of its TD Forests program, TD Bank partnered with MillionTreesNYC and New York Restoration Project to transform four of its ATMs into “A-Tree-Ms.” The bank’s initiative means that for every paperless and envelop-free transaction carried out at an “A-Tree-M,” TD Bank will plant one tree per customer in New York, up to 15,000 trees. In addition to the environmental impact, customers get to immerse themselves in a lush forest every time they want to withdraw some money or carry out a transaction.

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The idea was inspired by TD becoming the first North American carbon neutral bank in 2010, the TD Forests program was created to embed an environmental perspective across all aspects of TD’s business. As part of the program, TD is protecting and conserving forests across the country, including New York State. By 2015, TD has the goal to reduce paper consumption by 20 percent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton per employee.

If you were interested in seeing one of the ATMs for yourself before November 15th, here’s a list of where you can find them:

  • 125th St. and 8th Ave. in Harlem
  • Ditmars Blvd. and 32nd St. in Queens
  • 14th St. and 5th Ave. in Manhattan
  • 36th St. and 7th Ave. in Manhattan

For those who can’t get down to one of the ATMs, you can imagine you were there by looking through the gallery below:

TD Bank

Images: Flickr

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