Halloween candy is filling the stores and your favorite spooky movies are on TV – you know it’s almost October, but did you know it’s also almost National Energy Action Month?
Implemented in 2011, October is designated by the President as Energy Action Month to encourage Americans to take control of their energy consumption and work together to strengthen energy security and reduce environmental impacts. The Marine Corps participates in Energy Action Month each year, and continues to champion the Energy Ethos year-round.
Saving energy is crucial to the Marine Corps’ mission, and good energy habits start at home. This month is the perfect time for you and your colleagues or family to start making energy-smart choices every day. Not only will you be supporting the Energy Ethos, but you’ll be more likely to see savings on any energy bills you have to pay.
Do you or your family have what to takes to be considered energy champions? Check out the Marine Corps Energy Action Month Challenge Calendar (pictured below and available to download and print at the link) to see what you can do throughout the month and how you can determine your rank.
Don’t forget to share your progress and show off your energy savings on social media by using the hashtags #EnergyEthos and #EnergyActionMonth. You have the power!
For more information on how to reduce your household expenses, including energy bills, contact the Personal Financial Management Program.
To download a printable version of the calendar, click here.
Week 1 – Lighting
Week 2 – Water
Week 3 – HVAC
Week 4 – Plug load
Week 5 – End of the month!
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