Even if this is your first year participating in Energy Efficiency Day, be bold! You can become an official supporter and urge friends, co-workers, neighbors, and your family to join in the celebration. The more time we spend sharing ideas and learning about the power we have to increase energy efficiency, the faster we can all help cut carbon and other pollution — and breathe easier.
And when you do plug into #EEDay2019 by hosting an event, we want to help you elevate Energy Efficiency Day within your local community.
Here are just a few ideas…
- Host a mini energy treasure hunt. Partner up or form two teams so you can seek out all the opportunities for energy savings. Check around your home and office for efficient appliances, drafty windows, leaky faucets, and gadgets and technology that could be wasting energy. Then assess the opportunities for making improvements for better energy management and more comfort. Here’s a checklist to help you get started.
- Enlist an energy pro. Invite an energy professional to perform an audit of your home or workplace. Urge your team members and family to observe the audit so you can learn together what you need to do to save energy. Many utilities offer energy audits or have resources to help you find a qualified professional to perform this on your home. See more resources here.
- Bring together your co-workers. Plan for colleagues to meet over lunch or participate in a volunteer activity. This way you can engage on energy efficiency and better understand the benefits it provides.
- Reach out to elected officials to participate. You can get friends and neighbors together to write a letter, make a phone call, or even host an energy efficiency event in your community to urge your elected officials to participate in Energy Efficiency Day, issue a proclamation, and/or find ways to help increase efficiency in your community.
When you have your event details in place, send us an email and we can help share what you have planned on social media. And on October 2nd, if you snap a photo and use #EEDay2019 or @EEDay2019 on Twitter, and we’ll be sure to help amplify your posts.