Energy Star has a “Be an Energy Star” video challenge going on right now (on YouTube & Facebook), geared at highlighting the many great things people around the country are doing to save energy. Interestingly, I didn’t run across news of this via any of my normal cleantech avenues, but found it on sister site sustainablog. Jeff over on sustainablog chose the video below as his favorite so far (though, there are still a number of videos to come, as the contest runs until September 16). I have to admit it’s pretty cool and cute.
You can learn more about the contest or take the Energy Star pledge over on its website. Currently, 2,853,010 people have taken this pledge, resulting in:
- $793,107,376 in energy savings,
- 10,243,261,274 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions eliminated, and
- 6,008,157,595 of electricity saved.
Other than this and the hundreds of cleantech (or related) stories we’ve shared this week, here are 10 more worth a share:
- Interactive: Meeting Obama’s 2035 Clean Energy Goals
- Texas Renewable Energy Education Center Opens in Texas – Prepares Students for 21st Century Jobs
- California Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM) Now Official
- U.S. carbon emissions jumped nearly 4 percent in 2010
- LED maker Cree buys lighting systems company, stock drops
- Shell admits risk of further North Sea oil spill
- Calculating the Future: GE Unveils Platinum LEED®-Certified Data Center – a Sustainable Investment Supporting Global Business Growth
- Texas Scientists: $5 Billion Drought Caused By Deadly Combination Of Climate Variability And Carbon Pollution
- Bill McKibben & ~70 Others Arrested
- After 12 Oil Spills in One Year, TransCanada Says Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Will Be Safest in U.S.