Vectren electric customers invited to celebrate Earth, Arbor Days Evansville, Ind. – Vectren electric customers are invited to celebrate Earth and Arbor Days this week with a handful of programs and events that are designed to educate them about environmental stewardship: considering and minimizing their impact on the environment. Partnering with Keep Evansville Beautiful, Vectren will distribute 500 redbud trees* in honor of Arbor Day, April 25. In addition, Vectren has partnered with Allied Waste Services of Evansville for customers and employees to drop their recyclable items in large recycling bins set up for the day at the event. All are invited to Vectren’s headquarters at 211 NW Riverside Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pick up a tree while supplies last and/or drop off their recyclable items: newspaper, aluminum and glass. “Planting a tree might not sound like a significant undertaking, but trees not only beautify our region, they also play a key part in reducing carbon dioxide, the root cause of global warming according to most in the scientific community,” said Chairman and CEO Niel Ellerbrook. “From recycling household products to minimizing paper waste or even using less energy, each of us needs to think differently about how our lifestyle impacts our environment. Also, remember to plan before you plant your redbud tree and call 811 before you dig.” A Plan Before You Plant brochure and Call Before You Dig information will be provided to all those who pick up trees. Customers also will be encouraged by Vectren to enroll in its online billing program, eBill, to get more customers to choose paperless billing. Currently, more than 85,000 customers are enrolled in the free billing option that delivers their Vectren bills to a desired email address, which translates into savings of more than a ton of paper per month. Vectren’s electric utility serves all of portions of seven counties in southwestern Indiana, including Dubois, Gibson, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick. * The number of trees is limited, and they will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Limit one per customer.