This Fall, the U.S. EPA is Turning Kids into Energy Stars


The feds are drafting little ones for help in fighting climate change, and to bring some awareness to the grown-ups

They call it the “Change the World, Start with Energy Star” campaign. And, since Sept. 22 is when fall begins this year, there’s no better time to talk about the effort.

The EPA has teamed up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Parent Teacher Organizations.

Club kids in 60 locations across the country will conduct energy check-ups at homes and in communities. They’ll also talk to other kids and family members about energy efficiency.

The Parent Teacher groups are sponsoring “Go Green Nights” at 6,000 U.S. schools, also to educate folks about ways to use energy efficiency measures to cut pollution at home and school.

The fall campaign also will ask Americans to take “The Pledge,” to make energy-efficient choices at home, work and in their communities.

Think about it: If every household in America “pledged allegiance” to this effort (along with the flag), the country would save more than $18 billion in annual energy costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 18 million cars, according to the EPA.

(Image Credit: U.S. EPA Kids)

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