Kanetix to donate to Tree Canada when shoppers connect with an insurer through the Kanetix.ca car insurance quote comparison service
TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /CNW/ - For the month of April, online quote comparison website for insurance and financial products, Kanetix.ca, has pledged to help drivers reduce their carbon footprint. Every time a car insurance shopper gets a quote and connects with an insurer through Kanetix, a donation will be made to Tree Canada. The donation will go towards the cost of the tree itself, as well as the labour efforts required to plant and maintain it.
The donation program is open to Canadian motorists in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick - everywhere Kanetix offers their car insurance comparison service.
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable organization providing education, technical assistance, resources and financial support to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in rural and urban areas.
"We are thrilled to be raising funds for Tree Canada, an organization that provides the essential message of environmental advocacy coast-to-coast," said Janine White, Director, Marketplace for Kanetix.ca. "Our goal is to give customers the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint while saving money on auto insurance."
Kanetix aims to help drivers reduce their carbon footprint; especially given the link between transportation and the environment. This includes easy-to-do steps such as carpooling, opting to bike on occasion, and taking advantage of public transit.
"By making an active effort in reducing carbon emissions, we can reach our destinations in a safe and green way - and not to mention save a few dollars on insurance," said Ms. White.
The campaign officially launches on April 2, 2012 and will continue throughout the month. Kanetix expects to donate well over 1000+ trees to the organization to be planted in the spring of this year in rural, urban, and forested regions across Canada.
About Tree Canada
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization that works with sponsors, donors and communities to plant and care for rural and urban trees, promotes urban forests in Canada and facilitates carbon offset projects with trees. To date, more than 77 million trees have been planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has organized 9 national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.
Launched in October 1999, Kanetix was Canada's first online insurance marketplace and today provides over a million quotes per year to consumers looking for insurance, as well as comparisons for mortgage rates and credit cards. The Kanetix comparison service is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers. Each day, thousands visit the Kanetix website at www.kanetix.ca to comparison shop their various financial needs. Shoppers choose what they want to compare, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of Kanetix connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone. Through its Software as a Service team, Kanetix is also the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology, developing online quotation systems, mobile solutions, actuarial tools and websites for many of Canada's largest insurance brands.
More quotes, More savings. More trees.
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