Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Our City Councilmember Brad Lander has formed a partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Con Edison to hold an energy efficiency competition. They are challenging you, the residents of the 39th District, to take steps toward greening your homes through simple daily practices. They will be reaching out to the public in the coming weeks. The competition will begin on August 1st.

There are many quick and easy ways to bring down your electricity usage, from switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to buying energy-efficient appliances to unplugging power chargers when you're not using them.

In the meantime, prospective contestants can participate by filling out the "Reduce the Use in District 39" form by August 1st at http://www.surveymonkey.com/reducetheused39. Provide your name, your e-mail address, and your Con Edison account number and answer a few simple questions.
Participants' information will only be made available to NYSERDA, Con Edison, and the office of Councilmember Brad Lander.

NYSERDA and Councilmember Lander's office will be sending monthly updates to participants about who has saved the most energy as well as tips to further green your home. At the end of the competition, they'll announce the winners.

Please spread the word. Help get as many neighbors involved as possible by forwarding this message to them or by telling them to contact Michael Curtin at (718) 499-1090 or mcurtin@council.nyc.gov.