U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Friday, January 18, 2013

Join Us for the National Day of Service!

Continuing a tradition he started at his first inauguration in 2009, President Obama is calling on Americans in all 50 states to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and participate in the National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19th, 2013.

The National Day of Service is the First Family’s most treasured inaugural event – but it’s not just about January 19th: The President will be asking Americans to make an ongoing commitment in their communities, focusing on seven issue areas: health, faith, education, the environment, honoring our veterans and military families, community resilience, and economic development.

Here in Washington, DC, please join EPA and ENERGY STAR on the National Mall for a historic Service Fair to engage with federal agencies and service organizations from across the country on the issues you care about. ENERGY STAR’s “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR” national campaign exhibit will be featured in the Environment section of the fair to encourage all Americans to join with millions of others in taking small steps that make a big difference in protecting the climate. Visitors will be able to learn about energy-efficient practices that will save energy, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to help prevent climates change; participate in interactive learning activities; and sign up online to take the Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Pledge.

Speaking and performing at the Service Summit will be National Day of Service Honorary Chair Chelsea Clinton, Presidential Inaugural Committee Co-Chair Eva Longoria, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Iraq war veteran and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, American Heart Association spokesperson and television personality Star Jones, actress Angela Bassett, gospel singer Yolanda Adams, U.S. Rep and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and the Washington Children’s Choir. The event will be emceed by local radio host Tommy McFly.

EPA is proud to be a partner for the National Day of Service. Whether you are planning to be in DC or remaining at home, we encourage you, your family, friends and clients to learn, serve, and pledge to “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR&rdquo on the National Day of Service.

Don’t wait – commit to being part of the National Day of Service.