Spread the word about energy efficiency this #EEDay2018
Since the 1980s the Center for Energy and Environment has worked to support energy efficiency through innovative programs and services, research, and community engagement — strengthening the economy and helping prevent environmental harm. This is why we’re excited to celebrate Energy Efficiency Day 2018 on October 5, a nationwide campaign that promotes the many benefits of efficiency. Keep an eye on our Twitter page on October 5 to learn about a variety of facts about CEE's efficiency work!
Now in its third year, Energy Efficiency Day is a collaboration between regional and national organizations working together to educate the public about the positive impacts of preventing energy waste and lowering energy-related costs. Despite growing interest in energy efficiency programs and policies, there is still untapped potential when it comes to conserving energy and using energy more efficiently — an important part of getting the country on track to cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable energy use. Improved efficiency also contributes to better indoor air comfort, by reducing moisture issues like mold, leaks, and condensation.
In 2017, over 200 government agencies, companies, utilities, cities, and other organizations were official supporters of Energy Efficiency Day. The theme this round is “Energy Efficiency Day: Save energy. Save money.” The campaign’s overall goal is to demonstrate the importance of energy efficiency, provide practical methods for saving energy and reducing energy costs, and highlight resources (i.e. people, technologies, jobs, etc.) that support efficiency.
To participate in Energy Efficiency Day 2018, organizations and individual consumers can share information about efficiency via their online presence, by doing the following:
- Use EE Day campaign social media post examples to direct users to efficiency-related resources on their official website — with the hashtag: #EEDay2018.
- Write or post blogs about their energy efficiency experience, including tips for becoming efficient, before and during the campaign.
- Issue a press statement encouraging visitors to “Save energy. Save money.”
- Pitch a story about efficiency to a mainstream media trade publication about the actions the organization is taking to improve its efficiency.
Energy Efficiency Day is a great opportunity for organizations and efficiency advocates to help spread the word about the many pros of using energy more efficiently — from a cost perspective and as a way to mitigate climate change. Visit their site to learn more about this year’s campaign visit.
For resources and information about CEE's efficiency work browse our services and project pages.
Remember Energy Efficiency Day October 5, and celebrate it year-round
Media: Nonprofit pitches energy savings to lawmakers (Mankato Free Press)
Energy Efficiency Policy Exchange