Searching for ways to engage on Energy Efficiency Day? Look no further! On October 5, business leaders, elected officials, and advocates will be hosting events all across the U.S. and Puerto Rico during the national day of awareness about the benefits energy efficiency. To help you plan ahead, we’re assembling a list of local events taking place on Energy Efficiency Day.

Are you hosting an Energy Efficiency Day event? Send us an email with your event details (event name, date, location, cost, and contact information) and we’ll add it to our list. Here are the events we’ve learned about so far:

Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light is holding two volunteer opportunities during which participants will assemble treat bags with energy efficiency items (LED bulbs, power strips, socket sealers and faucet aerators) to help neighbors reduce their energy consumption and reduce their utility bills. The first will take place on October 5 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with students at Stephens Elementary School (3700 W 18th St, Little Rock, Arkansas). Those treat bags will be distributed through the school’s food pantry. The second will take place on Monday October 8 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm with a Daisy Scout troop at St. Mark Baptist Church (5722 W 12th St., Little Rock, Arkansas). The bags assembled by the troop will be distributed through the food pantry at the 12th St. Clinic. Please contact Scharmel Roussel for additional information.


The County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department will be holding an “Energy Efficiency Day Challenge” for the department’s 300 employees. The challenge requires some light research about both County and home energy efficiency related topics and best of all, staff can have their family participate. For more details, please contact Annie Secrest.
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is offering state residents a myth-busting “Energy Quiz” for the chance to win $100 toward their October utility bills, in celebration of Energy Efficiency Day. For more information, call CUB’s Consumer Hotline at 1-800-669-5556 or visit its website.

The Vectren Corporation in Evansville, Indiana will be celebrating Energy Efficiency Day by encouraging the benefits of energy efficiency as well as providing some fun giveaways for their employees. For additional information, please contact Audrey Smith

The Kansas Energy Program at Kansas State University Engineering Extension will host the inaugural Kansas Energy Efficiency Expo at the Kansas Statehouse and Capitol Complex from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact David Carter.

Xavier University of Louisiana is holding a “Switch Off” challenge on Friday, October 5 from 9:00 pm to 9:05 pm, encouraging people to turn off the light and electronics for five minutes. For additional information, please contact Dr. Latonia V. Batiste.

For customers in Massachusetts, National Grid is offering a discount on LED lightbulbs, just in time for #EEDay2018. Learn more.

New York
Kinetic Communities Consulting will be facilitating an interactive workshop on energy efficiency and how to expand awareness for an energy equitable New York. The workshop will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the National Grid in Brooklyn. For more details, please contact Daphany R. Sanchez.

Conservation Consultants, Inc., is hosting a certified passive house tour and happy hour on October 4 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A passive building involves extreme energy efficiency (targeting 60-70% energy use reduction) and performance verification that is proven through an air tightness test with rigorous passing standards. For more details, please contact Tyler Chilcott.

Rhode Island
National Grid Rhode Island is celebrating #EEDay2018 with a one-day sale on Nest thermostats on Oct. 5. Learn more here

Henrico County, Virginia is holding an Energy Fair on Friday, October 19 from 11 am to 1 pm. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Henrico County Western Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road, Henrico, Virginia. For additional details, please contact Carrie Webster.

Canada: Energy Efficiency Alberta will celebrate Energy Efficiency Day in their lobby at Eighth Avenue Place, Calgary from 11 am to 1 pm. Stop by their booth to try out an energy-generating bike! Learn more here.

Puerto Rico: The ASHRAE Puerto Rico Chapter, USGBC Puerto Rico Chapter, and the Puerto Rico Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Alliance (PR-EESA) will be hosting a government outreach day and an Energy Efficiency Day Celebration event at El Capitolio de Puerto Rico on Tuesday October 9, 2018. For additional information, please contact Jorge E. Molina.

Environment America will be hosting a Twitter chat from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 5. Bring your questions, answers and comments about saving energy through #SaveEnergyChat. You can also follow the hashtag #EEDay2018 or Environment America’s twitter handle.

Finally, check out @MEEAee on Twitter starting at 12:30 pm Central Time on Friday for fun, creative energy efficiency content!