Come Check Out the Earth Day Celebration in New York!

Monday, 17 April 2017 - 2:15PM
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Monday, 17 April 2017 - 2:15PM
Come Check Out the Earth Day Celebration in New York!
Image credit: Earth Day Initiative
A while ago, we spoke about the Earth Day Initiative's new program, Count to 50, which is an opt-in plan to switch people's utility bills from fossil fuels to clean energy. The program is super simple, and the Initiative has decided that it's the best thing regular people can do to help fight climate change. Now, ahead of Earth Day 2017 (which is April 22nd), the Initiative is holding an outdoor event on April 18th in Union Square in Manhattan, where people can hang out and have EDI officials walk you through switching your utility bill to clean energy (you'll also get $25 off your next utility bill!)

If you want a good rundown on the stakes of climate change, check out this video from National Geographic:



The Count to 50 program is built on an option you probably didn't know you had: you can call up your utility provider and ask them to switch the source of your power from fossil fuels (the default) to CleanChoice Energy, which sources its energy from wind and solar farms. That's it. Switching takes a few minutes, and the switch ends up having a huge impact-on average, each household that switches to CleanChoice Energy prevents 18,876 lbs of carbon pollution per year, which is the equivalent of:​ 

  • Taking 1.8 cars off the road for a year.
  • Preserving 8.1 acres of forest per year.
  • Preventing 9,136 lbs. of coal from being burned.

You can learn more about the Count to 50 program here, and you can check out the details of the April 18th event at Union Square here!
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