Why is Saving Energy Important?
Did you know that about 70% of the electricity we use comes from power plants burning fossil fuels? Burning fossil fuels causes greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. In fact, according to EPA, the average house is responsible for more than 25,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year which is about twice as much as the average car.
Using energy-efficient products and practices reduces the amount of carbon pollution added to the atmosphere and can lessen the effects of climate change. In 2011 alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 41 million cars!
Team ENERGY STAR ingeniously empowers both adults and kids to help protect the climate through easy-to-implement, money-saving actions and provides our next eco-generation with an outlet for sharing their passion for preserving our environment. And, with Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax as the engaging theme and teammate for Team ENERGY STAR, kids can learn and have fun at the same time.
My 6 year old is flipping out at the prospect of working with the Lorax and Dr. Seuss to help save our environment and I am excited to have an eco-inititave to share with my growing, green kids.
Being a Part of Team ENERGY STAR Means Taking 4 Simple Steps:
Team ENERGY STAR is part of a multi-year EPA campaign called Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR. It was developed to engage Americans of all ages in saving energy, money and protecting the environment with ENERGY STAR. Millions of people are getting involved and joining their neighbors in this grassroots movement to help protect the climate by saving energy.
Join us. This is going to be fun to change the world together.
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