On April 21, the Environmental Protection Agency launched its 2011 Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign.
The EPA has four suggestions that American can take to be more energy-efficient and make a difference:
1. Join the 2.7 million Americans who have taken the ENERGY STAR pledge committing to take action on energy efficiency at www.energystar.gov/changetheworld
2. Find energy efficiency events near you with EPA's ENERGY STARs Across America Interactive map at www.energystar.gov/changetheworld.These events -- ranging from light bulb exchanges to community service projects to engaging local artists to decorate recycled refrigerators -- provide opportunities for the entire family to learn about Energy Star and energy efficiency in fun and engaging ways.
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3. Enter the Be an ENERGY STAR Video Challenge. Pick up your video camera and document how you save energy in your home, school, workplace and community. Selected videos will be featured on energystar.gov and ENERGY STAR social media sites. This fall, ENERGY STAR's online audience will vote for their favorite videos to be showcased in ENERGY STAR's Energy Awareness Month video in October. Check out the first video at www.energystar.gov/changetheworld.
4. Look for rebates on ENERGY STAR qualified products at energystar.gov.
Last year, Americans -- with the help of ENERGY STAR -- saved $18 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 34 million vehicles.