Along with promoting energy efficiency’s ability to help us all save energy and money, this year’s Energy Efficiency Day is also highlighting how energy efficiency can cut carbon pollution and help everyone to breathe easier. By participating in #EEDay2019, we are taking steps to make small changes that add up to lasting comfort and convenience.
How does energy efficiency lead to cleaner air? When we prevent energy waste, we also avoid the need to generate as much power produced from fossil fuels — as well as the climate-warming pollution that accompanies it. If we’re using less energy, we also can stretch the electricity produced from emissions-free, renewable resources like wind and solar further to keep our homes and businesses running.
What can you do to support efficiency?
Offering multiple benefits that range from reduced energy bills to healthier buildings, energy efficiency can be a low- or no-cost measure to bring to your home or workplace. Through our network of founding organizations, supporting groups, and individuals like you, we can elevate energy efficiency as the quickest, easiest, and lowest-cost tool to reducing our energy use. Better health can result from efficiency’s ability to also improve both indoor and outdoor air quality.
You can sign on as a supporter now for free. (You’ll receive email updates with great tips on how to save energy, and money). You can urge your workplace to sign on too. And you can ask elected your officials to issue a proclamation that officially recognizes October 2nd as Energy Efficiency Day. These proclamations, which can be promoted by governmental agencies, will bring even more attention to the benefits of efficiency and spur more people to make easy energy-saving changes in their lives.
Use our toolkit to write an email today to request a proclamation and start using the hashtag #EEDay2019 on social media so we can share your stories as our energy savings grow. Start implementing some of these quick and easy measures to make that happen.
See our network of organizers:
- Advanced Energy Economy
- Alliance for Industrial Efficiency
- Alliance to Save Energy
- Appalachian Voices
- Appliance Standard Awareness Project (ASAP)
- Climate Nexus
- Consumers Union
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Institute for Market Transformation
- Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
- New Buildings Institute
- Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
- Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Regulatory Assistance Project
- Resource Media
- Sierra Club
- Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
- South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource
- U.S. Green Building Council