Energy Efficiency Day is celebrated every year on the first Wednesday in October – (this year on October 6, 2021). The celebration is a collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups around the United States.
The Energy Efficiency Day message is simple: “Save Money. Cut Pollution. Create Jobs.” Since the inaugural Energy Efficiency Day in 2016, this annual awareness event has been supported by hundreds of prominent organizations, companies, government agencies and others. The goal is to share tips, tools and stories that promote the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, from lower costs to healthier homes. Energy efficiency is the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution. Energy efficiency is also an economic engine, supporting over million jobs nationwide in manufacturing, construction and other fields.
There are many simple actions we can take all year long, not just on this World Energy Efficiency Day such as using daylight hours for tasks that require more lighting, turning off lights and electrical devices when they’re not in use, using LEDs in place of conventional lamps or light bulbs. Energy efficiency is a win-win solution. It helps protect the climate by cutting down on carbon emissions while also saving money on our energy bill.