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Spring 2007 ENERGY STAR News

Learn more at energystar.govRecognized by more than 65% of the American public, the ENERGY STAR label has been America’s trusted symbol for environmental protection through superior energy efficiency for more than 15 years. Last year alone, Americans with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $14 billion on their energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 25 million cars.

2007 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award Winners Announced

Recognizing outstanding accomplishments in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) will present the 2007 ENERGY STAR Awards to businesses and organizations on March 21. These winners were chosen from the more than 9,000 organizations that partner with the government in the ENERGY STAR program.

Click here to read the official EPA press release about the 2007 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award Winners.

Click here PDF (4.7MB) for the awards program — including a description of each winner’s accomplishments.

Celebrate this Earth Day with a Gift for the Environment

Join EPA and ENERGY STAR partners in celebrating Earth Day by giving a gift to the environment.

More and more Americans are concerned about global climate change and want to know what they can do to help. Because electricity generation usually involves the release of greenhouse gases, Americans can start by using less electricity at home. In fact, the average home contributes twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car.

Beginning the first week of April, individuals can pick any one of 10 Easy Ways to Give to the Earth. As a symbol of the contribution to a brighter future for everyone, they have the option of dedicating their Earth Day gift to someone they love and adding a leaf to EPA’s Earth Day Giving Tree.

Individuals can take one small step towards reducing the risks associated with global climate change. As others follow your example, our Earth Day Giving Tree will become flush with leaves and together, we will make a difference and plant the seeds for a brighter future.