Why every day is Earth Day at CREDO

CREDO staff volunteering at Slide Ranch, a nonprofit that teaches environmental stewardship to children

Earth Day is a day for all of us to embrace the reality that the future of our planet is in our hands. A day to realize that what we do—or don’t do—determines whether our planet survives. This is why we at CREDO do all we can, on Earth Day and every day.

We give vital support to nonprofit organizations working hard for the environment. Since 1985, we’ve donated over $17 million to groups like Friends of the Earth, InsideClimate News, Rainforest Action Network, 350.org and Earthjustice. These donations are generated by our customers who vote each month to distribute the funding to the groups we support.

We take grassroots action to influence decision-makers to act in the best interest of our planet. We have a network of 4 million CREDO activists who work with us to win victories for a sustainable future. Last year, for example, pressure by CREDO activists helped convince President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

We run a green business. We print our bills on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and for every ton of paper we use, we plant 100 trees, which covers our paper footprint. Since our founding, we’ve planted close to 4 million trees worldwide. We offset the shipping emissions and lifetime electricity use of all our phones through Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree program. We make it free and easy for our members to recycle their phones.

We volunteer to help green causes. In February, for example, CREDO staff members spent the day at the Slide Ranch in Northern California pulling out invasive Cape Ivy. Slide Ranch connects children to nature, cultivates healthy bodies and minds, and fosters future generations of environmental stewards.

If you’re a CREDO member or CREDO activist, then I’d like to wish you a happy Earth Day and thank you for all you do for our planet. If you’re not a CREDO member, I’d like to invite you to join our movement. Visit our website to learn more about our mobile service that’s building a better, greener world.