Carbon Challenge: Make a Plan, Win a Prize
Reducing your household’s carbon footprint is a long-term process, but you can get a jump-start by participating in the Green Sneakers Future Homeowners Carbon Challenge.
The three-month competition, co-sponsored by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the Camden Public Library, and the University of New Hampshire’s My Energy Plan website, encourages households to create actionable plans to reduce energy consumption.
All participants will receive a six-pack of compact fluorescent light bulbs and a free one-hour, home energy consultation from Rockland-based Evergeen Home Performance. CFLs produce the same amount of visible light as their incandescent counterparts, but use only one-fifth of the energy and last up to ten times longer.
Evergreen, along with The Sunrise Guide, will also donate a Sunrise Guide coupon book to every household that completes the challenge. The Sunrise Guide contains a coupon from Evergreen for $250 off a project that will save 250 gallons of oil, or the equivalent.
To participate in the Carbon Challenge, visit My Energy Plan, click on Personal Energy Planner, and select Green Sneakers Future Homeowners as your challenge group.