Energy Efficiency Day, October 2, is a collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups around the United States. The Energy Efficiency Day message is simple: “Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier.” Since the inaugural Energy Efficiency Day in 2016, this annual awareness event has been supported by hundreds of prominent organizations, companies, government agencies and others.
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“Energy efficiency is the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution. Energy efficiency is also an economic engine, supporting more than 2.3 million jobs nationwide in manufacturing, construction and other fields – most of which can’t be outsourced overseas,” according to the organization.
Thousands of businesses, utilities, universities, and local government (cities, counties, and states) are showing support for Energy Efficiency Day. Cities like Madison, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, and the states of Michigan, Ohio, California, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Pennsylvania all have issued proclamations.
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Resolution 347 declaring October 2, 2019, as Energy Efficiency Day “in celebration of the economic and environmental benefits” driven by efficiency. Among these local governments are corporations and manufacturers showing support, including Ingersoll Rand, Google, Honeywell, and Sense.