Top 10 Reasons To Take Action
There are a million and one reasons to take energy saving action today, but here are our TOP 10!
1. Saving Energy = Saving $$
It’s just a fact. Drive less, buy less gas. Keep your house a few degrees cooler in the Winter, save on the heating bill. We all understand this intuitively. It’s time to take advantage of this universal truth! Saving energy saves you $$. Enough said.
2. Friendly Competition
Some say variety is the spice of life, we say it’s competition! Everyone loves a challenge. Challenge yourself, your family and friends to see who can save the most energy, $$, and CO2 emissions.
3. Earn Rewards
Everyone knows competition is only as fun as the rewards you can win—sign up for real-time utility tracking and win awesome local rewards!
4. You are not alone!
We realize that people sometimes feel isolated while ‘going green.’ Ever been the only car with your engine off in a line of idling vehicles? Ever remember being the only house on the block with recycling bins out on trash day? The Energy Challenge is here to make sure you never feel alone again. We are all in it together, and together our cost, energy, and CO2 savings will make a huge difference.
5. Knowledge is power, and in this case, knowledge actually saves power!
Sometimes we don’t have all the information we need to make informed choices about energy. Many of us have learned the explosive lesson that metal does not belong in microwaves, and we learned it the hard way. We formed the Energy Challenge to make sure you are never without the necessary facts on energy usage, ever again. If there is something you need to know and you don’t see it right away, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to find an answer. Don’t just put the metal in the microwave—ask us first!
6. Become a part of something larger than yourself
Ever felt like you would like to make a mark on the world? Leave a lasting legacy for your children and grandchildren, or maybe just to impress that special someone?! Take the Energy Challenge and become a standout in a regional effort—and maybe make some new friends along the way!
7. Energy Efficiency is Cool—
Remember seeing that Prius drive by and thinking, ‘Wow, slick ride!’ Energy efficiency is not the nerdy pursuit you once thought. All the coolest kids from Google to Chevrolet are getting in on energy efficiency, conversation, and innovation. There is nothing we can’t do when cool is on our side!
8. It’s Fun…and addictive!
Ever find yourself addicted to Farmville or online Scrabble? Remember the Tamagotchi Pet? Turns out energy efficiency can be equally captivating! Take the Weekly Challenge and watch your savings increase. Track your utility bills and do a little dance as the actions you pledged result in real, lasting savings on your power bill. Find new, bizarre ways to further reduce those bills. We are living proof. Taking energy action is not only fun and mildly addictive, but at times downright hilarious.
9. Live in the future, now!
Reduced reliance on fossil fuel-based energy, and increased energy efficiency and awareness are the future. We are all planning to live in the future eventually. Why not get in early?
10. Go for it!
Do it for yourself, for your children, for your parents, to keep up with—or surpass the neighbors! Take the Challenge because you’re a ‘Can Do’ kind of person, and you want everyone to know it!