Following the success of last year’s first-ever national event, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy is looking to expand participation and awareness of the event. More than 175 were official supporters in 2016. Your utility could join the more than 175 government agencies, companies, power providers, cities and other organizations that supported Energy Efficiency Day in 2016.
Outreach includes a website, a Facebook account, more official declarations and a challenge to save energy in homes and businesses. An ACEEE blog post lists four suggestions for challenging your community to save energy.
- Sign up on the new event website as an individual or as an organization. You will receive ideas and fun facts to share on social media as Energy Efficiency Day gets closer.
- Urge your residential and commercial customers to take the Lightbulb Challenge or the Office Lighting Challenge. Challengers agree to replace at least one light bulb with an LED. If each US household purchases just one LED bulb, consumers could save $500 million annually.
- Ask state and local leaders to officially proclaim Oct. 5 Energy Efficiency Day. Hawaii Governor David Ige did so in 2016, and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has already done it for this year.
- Share your own energy efficiency story. Promote your news about Energy Efficiency Day and the benefits of saving energy–and money–through blog posts, emails, newsletters and social media. Create your own content with videos, photos, graphics or other messages. Sign up on the EE Day website to get more material you can use from ACEEE.
You can use your imagination, too–creativity and humor are welcomed. And don’t forget to share your ideas with ACEEE and WAPA. We would love to highlight your activities in an Energy Services Bulletin story.
Source: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 9/5/17