Making our planet a happy one

Posted in House and Home, Life, Technology by Elizabeth on June 17, 2010

Check out this site:  Earth Aid.  They are a company that rewards individuals and companies for their reduction of energy and water use.  For blog readers, they’ve got a very active blog with daily posts, you will surely never be bored waiting for a new post!

happy planet!

All you have to do is create an account, link it to your utility bills (which requires your utility account numbers) and watch your household usage of electricity, gas, and water (if you have the accounts for all of them) go up and down.  It is pretty cool really.  To create incentives for people to reduce their energy usage, they collaborate with corporations and local businesses to provide discounts and other rewards.  Each time your energy usage goes down, you earn points.  These points can then be used towards the rewards offered.  While it is hard to see how one person, one family, or one household can do to contribute to a healthier planet, this is a great way to have a tangible result of going green.  Plus you see your usage go up and down on a nice pretty graph.

You can also make teams to collaborate on saving energy to get even more rewards!  What do we think about a team Forney?  I think we’d kick some ass.

Team Forney is welcome to all Forneys and nonForneys, must be 18 or older to participate, participation not valid in Puerto Rico.  To participate click here.


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  1. Sarah said, on June 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Sweet! Yes, let’s do Team Forney – I’m in!

  2. Elizabeth said, on June 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    All right Sarah! If you click the link we can get this started! Everyone can join at their convenient time, we don’t all need to click and fill out info at once. Time to save! 🙂

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