If there is one thing that I have learned in my time with the ENERGY STAR program, it is that it takes the collective effort of many people to achieve real gains in the fight against climate change. ENERGY STAR is a great program, but without the power of partnership and the help of millions of American families and businesses, our program couldn’t succeed. Saving our environment from harmful greenhouse gas pollution is a big job and on days like today I am proud to spread the word about ENERGY STAR’s biggest advocates.
Today EPA is celebrating the hard work of the top ENERGY STAR pledge drivers from our 2011 Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign. The overall top pledge drivers are:
- Georgia Power Company
- Girl Scouts of the USA
- Samsung Electronics
- Ameren Illinois
- Nissan North America
So, what does it mean to become an ENERGY STAR top pledge driver? It means that these supporters incorporated the ENERGY STAR Pledge into their public outreach during the 2011 campaign year, and signed up thousands of people to make a public commitment to protecting our climate by saving energy. Together with those pledge takers, these partners helped to prevent to 600 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions!
These partners make our job here at EPA a lot easier and we thank them for all of their support. Are you interested in becoming a pledge driver and helping others to learn simple ways to save energy and protect the climate? Sign up here. If you have yet to take the pledge, make today the day to get started! Just click here and we will take you step by step into a more energy efficient future for you and your family.
For a list of all top pledge drivers, please go to ENERGY STAR’s website.
About the author: Brittney Gordon is a communications team member for EPA’s ENERGY STAR program.