Oregon Department of Energy Encourages Oregonians to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

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Jenny Kalez, 503-480-9239
Rachel Wray, 503-689-0294

Join ODOE at the Marion County Earth Day Celebration at the Oregon Garden on Saturday, April 22

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Energy will join fellow Oregonians across the state in celebrating Earth Day on April 22.

ODOE staff share information about energy efficiency and conservation year-round, but Earth Day offers extra visibility for how saving energy at home and work can make a big difference for our environment and community.

This Earth Day, these simple steps can help you reduce your energy footprint:

At Home

On the Road

  • Combine trips or carpool to save gas and reduce harmful emissions.
  • Ride a bike or take mass transit instead of driving.

With Your Utility

  • Research your utility’s green energy programs – you could power your home with renewable energy for just a few extra dollars per month.
  • Your utility may also offer energy efficiency rebates or incentives for installing energy-efficient devices.

Join ODOE at the Oregon Garden in Silverton on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 4 pm to celebrate the Garden’s 18th annual Earth Day event, presented by Marion County. Visitors can learn ways to reduce their energy footprint and costs, enter to win a 4-pack of ENERGY STAR-rated LED light bulbs, share their energy-saving ideas in our photo booth, and sport a custom energy-inspired temporary tattoo.

“Oregon has long been known as an energy leader, in part because every day, Oregonians take practical steps to save energy,” said Director Michael Kaplan. “Earth Day is a great reason to celebrate that leadership and commitment to reducing energy use and emissions.”

ODOE staff are available to give advice to Oregon homeowners, renters, nonprofits, and business owners who want to identify smart energy improvements or investments. Our incentive programs may be able to help – learn more at www.oregon.gov/energy.

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