As people discuss and debate Pope Francis’s encyclical on environmental stewardship, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Using less paper and conserving natural resources helps protect our planet – especially since pulp and paper production is the third largest producer of air, water, and land pollution.
As America’s leading eGiving program, Faith Direct is helping churches cut down on envelope waste and reliance on paper checks.
Within three years of implementing our comprehensive eGiving program, 50% of donating households embrace eGiving as their preferred method of generosity – leading to reductions in paper and envelope use.
Overall, since our founding in 2004 Faith Direct has helped eliminate nearly 40 million envelopes.
Think about what that has done for the environment, let alone the financial stability of the nearly 600 churches we serve around the country!
I hope you’ll remember Faith Direct as you research your stories on church giving and environmental stewardship, and how churches are putting Pope Francis’s teachings on the environment into practice. I would be happy to speak with you about how we’re helping churches become greener.
President, Faith Direct