Profiles of Energy Savers & Climate Change Fighters

This blog will provide an introduction to what it means to save more than money. We aim to highlight DC residents, nonprofits, government officials, businesses, artists, and models who take action to save energy, fight climate change, and protect our environment.

Random Drawing Announcement #2

We are happy to announce that Joseph of Ward 6 won the second random drawing for a $300 credit on his electric bill. These random drawings will occur every other Wednesday. We have more than 20 random drawings, so take the pledge and enter to win. All DC residents are eligible.

Non-Pepco customers who are winners may either give the “Gift of Energy” and assign the $300 credit to a friend or relative who is a Pepco customer, or choose a nonprofit to receive a $300 donation in the winner’s name.

Nicole Quiroga, representing the partner organization Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, made the second announcement.

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Random Drawing Announcement #3

We are happy to announce that Judy of Ward 1 won the third random drawing for a $300 credit on her electric bill. These random drawings will occur every other Wednesday. We have more than 20 random drawings, so take the pledge and enter to win. All DC residents are eligible.

Non-Pepco customers who are winners may either give the “Gift of Energy” and assign the $300 credit to a friend or relative who is a Pepco customer, or choose a nonprofit to receive a $300 donation in the winner’s name.

Louis Davis, representing the partner organization AARP, made the third announcement.

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Winner Profile: Quinton

Quinton, Ward 8 Resident

Our first random drawing winner, Quinton from Ward 8, talks about taking the Reduce Energy Use DC pledge!

Why did you take the pledge to reduce energy use?
I’m a supervisor at Pepco and my colleagues pointed out the program to me. They live in Maryland, but I live in DC, so I inquired if employees were eligible – and we are! I decided to sign up and share to Facebook, and joked to my friends, “I’ll let you know when I win.” Then I actually did!

Before taking the pledge, I looked at all my bills and expenses, and realized the older you get the more you focus on those things. I kept looking around my home and thought, “I’m not using this, why is it plugged in all the time?” I also signed up as an effort to save money for a home that I am trying to purchase in the future.

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Tegan and Jordan Challenge You

How many energy saving tips do you know? Check out these tips from Tegan and great juggling skills from Jordan. Thank you to the Washington Spirit for supporting Reduce Energy Use DC. Are you ready to take the challenge? Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more energy savings tips. Tell us how you're reducing your energy use with the hashtag #SaveMoreThanMoney.


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Climate Change Fighter Profile: Will Hackman

Will Hackman, DC Resident

Combatting climate change and spreading awareness and knowledge about it is one of my primary purposes in life. I've tried to do this through a variety of different published articles, podcast interviews, academic research, and now I'm writing a book on the subject. But my passion towards the environment, especially the ocean, was developed years ago, as a commercial Alaskan salmon fisherman during the summers while in college. In 2013, I joined the public sector conservation community as a marine fisheries conservation advocate and have worked to advance public policies related to ocean and land conservation as well as energy and the environment. I also represented Georgetown University at the United Nations Climate Change Conferences in Morocco and Germany.

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Artist Profile- Meghan Walsh

Meghan Walsh, Architect/Artist

My concern with climate change is focused on humans as a fragile species on a very resilient planet. The earth will survive massive changes, but humans won't. It is critical that we develop focused strategies to ensure that we, as a species, will survive.

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Random Drawing Announcement #1

We are happy to announce that Quinton of Ward 8 won the first random drawing for a $300 credit on his electric bill. These random drawings will occur every other Wednesday. We have more than 20 random drawings, so take the pledge and enter to win.  All DC residents are eligible.

Non-Pepco customers who are winners may either give the “Gift of Energy” and assign the $300 credit to a friend or relative who is a Pepco customer, or choose a nonprofit to receive a $300 donation in the winner’s name.

Chris and Matteo, representing one of the founding organizations Pepco, made the first announcement.

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Energy Saver Profile: Lauren

  Lauren, Ward 6 Resident

“I believe it’s important for everyone to do their part to help conserve the planet’s energy resources.”- Lauren

Lauren is a 10-year DC resident and enjoys all that it has to offer, especially her favorite outdoor spot of East Potomac / Haines Point. She is also a strong advocate of protecting its resources. Lauren volunteers with local youth literacy programs and regularly participates in her neighborhood’s environmental protection initiatives.

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Get in the Spirit to Save Energy

Thank you to the Washington Spirit for supporting Reduce Energy Use DC! We are grateful to Kaiya McCullough, Tegan McGrady, and Jordan DiBiasi lending their voice to this initiative.  

We couldn’t agree more with Tegan when she said “It is especially important now that DC is at home, that we think about our energy use and try to make some new habits to save more than money.”  Check @ReduceEnergyDC for more videos from Kaiya, Tegan and Jordan.

We look forward to cheering on the Spirit once they return to the field!  #SpiritFam

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The Washington Informer - Initiative Aims to Help D.C. Residents Save Money, Fight Climate Change

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect the District of Columbia, residents are staying at home for their collective safety and subsequently are, on average, using more electricity telecommuting for their jobs and to help students achieve distance learning goals.

This increased energy usage may not only be affecting bills, but also contributing to climate change.

“We continue to be grateful to all residents who are saving lives by staying home, and we know that part of that sacrifice is a potentially higher energy bill,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “That’s why we’re working to share ways residents can use energy more efficiently. Together, let’s take the ‘Reduce Energy Use DC’ pledge to save money while helping the environment.”

Read more at The Washington Informer.

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