“Our goal is to find ways through our financial products and services to help our customers save money, time and where possible, benefit the environment,” said Mary Wenzel, vice president, Environmental Affairs. “Through all of our collective actions, we can make a difference – this Earth Day and every day."
Incentive for solar energy
Consumers who purchase a new residential photovoltaic solar energy system using their Wells Fargo home equity loan or line of credit account can qualify for a $250 Wells Fargo® Visa® Gift Card. The offer is available through Dec. 31, 2008. For more information, visit www.wellsfargo.com/homeimprovement.
Wells Fargo Online® Statements Sweepstakes
Through June 10, 2008, when customers sign up for online-only statement delivery for their eligible personal and business accounts, they are automatically entered for a chance to win $1,000, $5,000 or even $25,000.* Likewise, customers who currently receive both online and paper statement delivery will receive automatic entry for opting out of paper statements. A total of $50,000 will be awarded to eighteen winners. There’s no purchase necessary; for eligibility and Official Rules, including how to enter without purchase or paper turn-off, visit the Wells Fargo Online® Statements Sweepstakes website at www.wellsfargo.com/greensweep. Last year, customers who signed up for online-only statements for their savings and checking accounts helped save more than 3,800 trees according to estimates derived from the Environment Defense paper calculator, www.papercalculator.org.
Wells Fargo Rewards® programs
Wells Fargo is the first financial institution to make renewable energy certificates available to customers via rewards programs. Wells Fargo Rewards® programs recently added a line of green rewards options for customers who are enrolled in Enhanced Rewards®, Exclusive Rewards®, Rewards for Business Check Card or Wells Fargo Business Card Rewardssm , or Wells Fargo BusinessLine Rewardssmprograms. Wells Fargo Rewards program participants can redeem for more than 20 eco-friendly items ranging from the Simply Fido 10” Organic Pet Toy and an Allsop Green Solar Swirl Light to an EcoPod Recycling System and an AirPod Personal Air Purifier. More information about Wells Fargo Rewards programs and redemption options can be found online at www.wellsfargorewards.com.
“Wells Fargo is committed to integrating environmental stewardship into its own operations,” added Wenzel. “We encourage team members to consider the environment whenever they make a decision about lending money, developing a new product or saving a single sheet of paper."
Among Wells Fargo’s recent environmental accomplishments:
- Committed to invest $400 million in renewable energy projects, including eight utility-scale wind farms in four states
- Loaned $1.1 billion in the past two years for buildings that will receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “green building” certification
- Support Wells Fargo “Green Teams,” groups of team members who advocate environmental stewardship in their communities and business units
- Member of the PayItGreen Alliance, a coalition of financial services companies, led by NACHA, educating consumers and businesses about the environmental benefit of electronic payments, bills, and statements instead of paper
- An Environmental Protection Agency 2007 Green Power Partner of the Year for its commitment to renewable energy
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $595 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores and the internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the U.S., and one of only two banks worldwide, to have the highest possible credit rating from both Moody's Investors Service, “Aaa,” and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, “AAA."
*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. SIGNING UP FOR ONLINE STATEMENTS DOES NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES TO WIN. Sweepstakes runs on www.wellsfargo.com/wfonline/statements_greensweep/ from 12:01 AM PT on 4/15/08 to 11:59 PM PT on 6/10/08 ("Promo Period"). Open to legal residents of the U.S. who are l8 years of age or older as of 4/14/08. One sweepstakes entry will be automatically given to the primary account holder for each eligible personal or business online statement signed up for during the Promo Period. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of automatic and mailed entries received. For complete Sweepstakes Rules, including how to enter by mail without signing up for Online Statements, see a banker at any participating Wells Fargo or go to www.wellsfargo.com/wfonline/statements_greensweep/rules. Void where prohibited.
Eighteen (18) cash prizes totaling $50,000 will be awarded as follows: (1) $25,000; (2) $5,000; (15) $1,000.