Columbia Gas finishes tree planting program

Columbia Gas of Kentucky recently gave $9,330 to the Kentucky chapter of The Nature Conservancy, concluding a campaign this year to encourage customers to switch from paper to electronic billing.

As part of the campaign, the parent company of Columbia Gas, NiSource, announced it would donate $10 to The Nature Conservancy for each customer who switches to the paperless service. For each $10 donation, 10 trees will be planted to help rebuild the endangered Atlantic Forest in Brazil through The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees program.

Overall, the parent of Columbia Gas donated enough money to plant more than 190,000 trees, according to a news release.

For more information on the utility's paperless billing program, which e-mails customers when bills are ready and allows them to be paid online at no charge, visit