Introducing Buy Clean Energy 2010

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Introducing Buy Clean Energy 2010

Center for Resource Solutions and Green-e launch innovative campaign to encourage individuals and organizations to support renewable energy for Earth Day
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Summary

The nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) launched a unique yearlong campaign at www.buycleanenergy.org to promote renewable energy purchases among individuals and businesses nationwide. This innovative, interactive campaign, focused on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, has the ambitious goal of 1 billion unique kilowatt hours of new purchases made in 2010.

Monday, March 8, 2010 - 5:00pm

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) March 8, 2010 - On Monday, March 1, the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) launched a unique yearlong campaign to promote renewable energy purchases among individuals and businesses nationwide. This innovative, interactive campaign, focused on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, has the ambitious goal of 1 billion unique kilowatt hours of new purchases made in 2010. 

How it Works

The Buy Clean Energy 2010 campaign encourages individuals and organizations to buy renewable energy in support of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. At www.buycleanenergy.org users are given tools to find out how much electricity they use now, find local utility green-power programs through a one-of-a-kind zip code lookup feature, buy renewable energy certificates (RECs) through a unique "Buy Now" button, and return to the site to share personal testimonials about why they purchased clean energy. Users can also add their purchases to the site's year-long goal of 1 billion unique kilowatt-hours purchased through the campaign.

On March 3, SmartPower, a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit marketing organization, joined the campaign as its first Terawatt sponsor. SmartPower joins Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Xcel Energy, Sterling Planet, EcoElectrons, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Earth Day Network, and New Resource Bank in early support of this innovative program.

"Buying clean energy is one of the most important tools consumers and businesses have to reduce the impact of their electricity use," said CRS Executive Director Arthur O'Donnell. "That's why this campaign is so important. No matter what our politics or our perspectives on climate change, we can all agree that building more renewable energy will result in energy security, job creation, fewer emissions, and less pollution. This is the one thing consumers can do now to make a big impact." 

Join Us

Visit www.buycleanenergy.org to join the campaign today. Individuals and businesses that purchase renewable energy can sign the roster and help the campaign reach its goal of 1 billion kWh purchased in 2010. If an organization or business would like to join the campaign as a sponsor or supporting organization, please visit the Sponsors page to download the Sponsorship Guide. 

Contact Us

Please contact Jeff Swenerton, communications director, at 415-561-2119 or jeff@resource-solutions.org with any questions or to become a sponsor. 

About Center for Resource Solutions

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is a national nonprofit with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Its leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets. For more information about its programs, including Green-e, visit www.resource-solutions.org and www.green-e.org

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©2010 Center for Resource Solutions. For more information, see us at www.resource-solutions.org or call 415-561-2100.

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Jeff Swenerton
Center for Resource Solutions
www.resource-solutions.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buy-Clean-Energy-2010/296796777306
http://twitter.com/buycleanenergy
Keywords: Campaign | Clean Energy | Energy | Green | Renewable | earth day | environment

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