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Sweet Rewards for Saving on Your Utilities

Sweet Rewards imageYou understand that conserving energy saves money and helps the environment. But what if you could also earn rewards, like earn gift certificates for Breyers Ice Cream, for reducing your home energy usage?

Earth Aid Enterprises offers a free online service that first creates a baseline for your current electric, gas, and water usages by linking to your utility accounts. Once you know how much you're currently using, Earth Aid will help you reduce your use by providing:

  • Tips on how to save energy
  • Comparisons with your neighbors, family, and friends
  • Complete access to your usage history to track your progress
  • REWARDS based on your home energy reduction

After that, it's up to you! Turn off lights, turn up the air conditioning, and take shorter showers. If you reduce your use, you gain points with Earth Aid.
The points work like this: 1 point = 1 kWh = 10 cf natural gas = 20 gal water.

Earn enough points and receive gift certificates to local and national businesses of your choosing. Earn rewards now, learn how to save for a lifetime, and carry those habits over to your working hours.

Check out energy savings tips and sign up at http://www.earthaid.net or read more about the program here.

Green Building Resource Center
301 King St., Room 4100
Alexandria, Va 22314
703.746.4065
Fax: 703.519.3356
E-mail

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.