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What is Earth Day really about?

iStock_000001472480Medium Green Solutions SlideApril 22 marks the 45th Earth Day celebration. The holiday is devoted to building an awareness for environmental needs and understanding of how our actions impact the Earth.

Earth Day Founder U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson created the movement to fight water and air pollution and encourage people to recognize the need to protect the environment on a global scale. Earth Day has had the unique ability to bring people of all ages, income and ethnicity together in an effort to protect and save the environment – we simply cannot survive without it. It provides us with a stable climate, clean air, food and water.

In many parts of the country, local governments are focused on reducing their carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy resources and in an effort to become a Green City. Because nearly 50% of all carbon dioxide emissions come from commercial and residential buildings, new construction is focused on using renewable energy – making the buildings both efficient and sustainable. Efforts such as improving building codes and installing solar panels can help reduce energy use drastically. Many leaders dream of the “city of the future,” where solar-powered public transportation, electric cars and energy-efficient homes will be the status quo.

These ideas may seem crazy now, but could soon be a reality and the norm.

How to Celebrate Earth Day

  • Attend an educational event. You can find one here: http://www.earthday.org/greencities/events/
  • Grow something! Plant a tree, flowers or bushes.
  • Make nature crafts.
  • Learn more about the environment at your local library.
  • Host an educational session for your friends or children, or at a local school (with permission).
  • Recycle and repurpose.
  • Hold a garage sale or donate unused items.
  • Clean up litter.
  • Buy earth-friendly materials.
  • Save energy by upgrading outdated appliances and turning off lights and electronics when they are not in use.
  • Ride a bike or take a walk instead of driving.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
  • Take shorter showers.

Learn more about Earth Day initiatives at www.earthday.org.


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Spring Campaign Reminders

iStock_000004509240Medium Building private label ptrners slideWelcome to the spring campaign. Whether your city is a new or older partner, we’d like to provide you with some information to maximize homeowner participation.

Utility Service Partners, Inc. (USP) has numerous resources at your disposal to help make your campaign a success, from press release samples to web banners. Your Regional Account Manager and Business Development Specialist contacts can provide these to you upon request.

If your city is using social media, our partner and customer social media accounts have a wealth of information that you are welcome to share on your city’s web pages, blogs and newsletters. Be sure to like and follow the USP, SLWA and SLWC accounts for up-to-date information, homeowner tips and tricks and industry news.

Facebook

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Blogs

If you have a city newsletter or blog, consider publishing an article announcing or reminding residents about the program and its benefits. Need some content? Our marketing team is happy to help you prepare ready-to-publish, city-specific material. Contact Hayley Martin at hmartin@utilitysp.net, your Regional Account Manager or your Business Development Specialist today to request information.

Our team is happy to help your city make this campaign the best one ever. If you have any questions or need information or assistance – just contact us and we’ll do the rest.

Thank you for being a valued partner of Utility Service Partners, Inc. We look forward to serving your homeowners this year!