Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Are You Ready to Save Energy?

Let's Get Busy...
Our town recently signed on to the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge, an exciting new community-based program to promote energy efficiency and use of clean energy. The friendly competition is for a good cause: helping local residents save money, cut energy consumption and reduce pollution that may affect our health and the health of our lake.

Fourteen Towns and We're One of Them
East Hampton, along with 13 other towns in our state, won a highly competitive grant from the Department of Energy to help more than 400 residents in our town reduce energy consumption and increase their use of renewable energy. The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge also features a rewards program for the town and community groups (like the library) who are working to get the word out and help our community achieve energy savings goals. When you participate, everyone wins!

First Step
For a limited time, you can sign up for a free in-home lighting visit that will replace an average of 15 inefficient incandescent bulbs. Email your name, address and phone number to and please mention you were referred by the East Hampton Public Library.

Keep On Stepping Forward
Click here to join the Challenge (or sign up at the library) to be at the front of the line to receive information on the latest energy incentives and financing programs, energy savings tips as well as invitations to local workshops and events. Website features will be added as the challenge reaches further into our community. We'll keep you posted.

If you have any questions, you can contact Kayla DeCarr at 860-372-4406.