Team ENERGY STAR Spotlights EPIC Youth

Big fun for some little kids who are teaching their families about saving energy and protecting our planet!  These kids have been featured on LG's Times Square billboard for being top winners in the latest Team ENERGY STAR essay contest.  Their ideas are simply great:  walk, bike, use energy efficient lightbulbs, turn off the lights when you leave, use both sides of the paper, recycle, and look for the ENERGY STAR symbol when buying new home electronics. 
Times Square, NYC
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My oldest daughter was proud that she'd typed in her essay by herself, and little sis was proud that she could also submit her ideas for saving energy this year, which included riding her bike! I was impressed that several ENERGY STAR participants have been calculating their households' cost savings when using more energy efficient lightbulbs. It's adorable to see kids around the country starting young with smart ideas about energy savings.  Isn't this the cutest Daisy troop with their ENERGY STAR pledges?  It's one of the free activities offered at the EPIC Team ENERGY STAR site.  PTO Today also offers free energy saving educational kits for Go Green Night for schools or community groups.   
Times Square, NYC
Photo courtesy:  Cadmus Group
Did you know your household could save hundreds of dollars per year with just a few adjustments toward energy efficiency?  It might mean a programmable thermostat or adding more insulation to your home.  It might mean upgraded appliances with the ENERGY STAR logo.  This cool infographic offers some interesting ideas from the US Environmental Protection Agency:

Cool Ways to Save with ENERGY STAR infographic

Thanks to LG, EPIC, PTO Today and ENERGY STAR for the fun family gifts for our winning entrants!  Little sis will finally get her own computer screen, and they'll be sharing the new tv for playing their favorite video games.  Thanks to LG, these newer ENERGY STAR certified electronics will cost less to use than older electronics.
Times Square, NYC
Photo courtesy:  Cadmus Group
ps - Hubby likes the new Philips EnergySaver CFL lightbulbs I won at an ENERGY STAR Twitter party. The silicone coating gives peace of mind in case of breakage.

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