The city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has become the first government entity to declare October 5, 2018 as Energy Efficiency Day. Last year, more than 30 cities, counties, and states issued official proclamations recognizing October 5 as Energy Efficiency Day (EEDay). This year marks the third annual celebration of the national day of awareness, during which advocates educate the public about energy efficiency.

Harrisburg issued its Energy Efficiency Day 2018 proclamation thanks to the outreach efforts by Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA), which advocates on behalf of energy efficiency professionals on the local, state, and federal levels. KEEA is a member of a growing network of organizations, companies, government agencies, utilities, and others working to showcase the benefits of energy efficiency during EEDay.

Advocates across the country are encouraging their city, county, and state governments to issue an official proclamation declaring October 5 as Energy Efficiency Day. A toolkit is available online for those that are interested in reaching out to their elected officials to urge them to issue a proclamation. Click here to download the proclamation toolkit.

Pictured above: Bailey Smith, KEEA summer fellow, holds city of Harrisburg’s Energy Efficiency Day 2018 proclamation. Smith is working with KEEA this summer to support their energy efficiency projects.