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Sep

13.19

Think saving money and feeling good about doing your part in reducing waste, limiting your use of natural resources and consuming ethically aren’t mutually exclusive? Think again! Here are some cost-effective ways to become more environmentally and socially conscious in your everyday life:

Invest in reusable drinkware.

Ditch buying cases of store-bought bottled water and invest in reusable water bottles, straws, coffee cups, etc. With an estimated 8 trillion pieces of plastic getting dumped into the world’s ocean every year, and only 8 percent actually being recycled, you can certainly feel like you’re taking a major step in saving the world by taking this suggestion.1 There are plenty of reasonably priced reusable drinkware options available for adults and kids alike. Whether you want stainless steel, ceramic or glass, you’ll end up saving money by refilling your water or coffee, as well as ensuring you’re staying hydrated throughout the day. Some experts agree that coffee actually takes better out of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel mugs, rather than in paper or plastic.2

Get a tap filter system, a filter pitcher or a filtered water unit at home.

Refilling your water bottle at home is easy when you can be confident that you’re making the wisest choice you can for your water source. Whether you purchase a tap filter for your faucet (decent units run about $20 at big box and home improvement stores and require filters to be changed every few months), the filter will reduce the number of contaminants in the tap water. Same for a water pitcher. Alternatively, and even more cheaply, you could just boil the water. A filtered water unit will run you the most money.

Make your own specialty coffee at home or at work.

For avid coffee drinkers who consider a cup of good joe at least once a day a necessity, being your own barista could save you a lot of money in the long run. There are countless ways to recreate your own specialty drink yourself whether that involves an espresso maker, a milk frother, a French press, and a coffee grinder or some other reasonably-priced gadget. One article writer claims she and her partner saved nearly $3,000 a year when they replaced their daily trips to the coffee shop for her iced cold brew and his latte.3

Dress responsibly and shop secondhand.

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars for quality, long-lasting clothing if you want to feel like you’re doing your part to help curb wasteful clothing manufacturing practices going on in the world. You can recycle what’s already out there and save a ton in the process. Shop at resale and consignment shops or through secondhand online retailers and sell your own clothing to save even more. Looking for a special “wear it once” item like a formal gown? There are also plenty of options to rent your wardrobe and save money. Go online and do your research.

1 Forbes.com, “Saving the Earth, One Coffee at a Time,” January 10, 2019

2 NYMag.com, “The Best Travel Mugs, According to Coffee Snobs,” October 25, 2018

3 BusinessInsider.com, “I Saved $154 in One Month by Making Coffee at Home Instead of Buying it at Starbucks,” May 9, 2019

 

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Sep

09.19

Primerica has pledged to join in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by once again serving as the presenting sponsor for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, November 2, in Gwinnett County, GA. This is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

In addition to Primerica’s $15,000 sponsorship donation, the Primerica team has a goal of raising $10,000 this year.

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Aug

15.19

 

A group of Primerica Home Office employees recently braved the summer heat to keep the road in front of the headquarters looking great. The August clean-up was the third of four sessions in 2019 where employee volunteers will donate their time and energy to participate in Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful’s Adopt-a-Road program. The final clean-up session for 2019 will take place in November.

Last year, Primerica was one of 10 partners awarded a Certificate of Excellence for going above and beyond the call of duty to keep the Gwinnett County community clean and beautiful.

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Aug

15.19

Funding from The Primerica Foundation recently purchased a new emergency bio-med vehicle for the Metro Atlanta American Red Cross – an effort that will enable critical life-saving measures to get where they need to go.

“These vans move blood back and forth between hospitals, and move people to blood drives,” Wendy Tabron, Regional Philanthropy Officer with the Metro-Atlanta American Red Cross, said at a vehicle dedication ceremony and celebration held at the Primerica Home Office on Wednesday, August 14. “When there is not a disaster going on, these vans still need to move because the country still needs blood.”

Wednesday’s dedication ceremony was held to showcase the new van and to highlight the significant impact Primerica is having on the Greater-Atlanta community through its corporate and charitable giving, and more importantly, through personal blood donations. The Home Office held a blood drive for employees to donate on August 14, as well.

Tabron said, in addition to financial support, Primerica has participated in hosting more than 60 blood drives with the Red Cross, potentially saving thousands of lives. She thanked and praised the leadership of The Primerica Foundation for their eagerness to help and for being easy to work with over the years.

Primerica CEO Glenn Williams and Kathryn Kieser, President and Chair of The Primerica Foundation, thanked the crowd of employees who showed up for the ceremony and urged them to give blood if they could.

“In addition to all the great things we celebrate here at Primerica, I don’t know of anything that is more important than this,” said Williams. “Being able to add to your commitment and your sacrifice as donors by using some of The Primerica Foundation’s funds to donate this bio-med van is an opportunity for us to impact lives in a special way.”

Check out more in a local news article!

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Aug

09.19

Marco Island 2019 - Pursuit of Paradise

The 2019 Pursuit of Paradise Incentive trip took more than 400 couples to the tropical JW Marriot Resort & Spa on exclusive Marco Island, FL, August 4-7.

The qualifiers gathered together to network with the company’s top securities producers, share tips for building their investments business, and enjoy a motivating three days of speakers, awards and recognition at the picture-perfect resort.

Check out photos from the event.

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