Canada wastes more energy than almost every other country in the world, which is why the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance is challenging consumers to change their habits and use less energy with the Eco-City Community Challenge. Everyone benefits when we lower our consumption: families save money and less strain is put on our natural ecosystems and municipal infrastructure.
The Eco-City Community Challenge was designed by Green Living for the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance to educate Canadians on the benefits of energy conservation to our economy and the environment. The goal is to capture and reward the energy savings activities that Canadians have undertaken in their homes, and inspire them to do more. The program will also assist municipalities across the country to achieve their individual goals.
“We are excited about launching the Eco-City Community Challenge, and thrilled that Scotiabank EcoLiving has partnered with us to bring this initiative to Canadians,” said Elizabeth McDonald, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. “Our recent survey of Canadians conducted by The Gandalf Group indicated that over 60% of Canadians want to do more in terms of energy efficiency. This is a fun way to help them to meet that goal.”
“We look forward to seeing the energy savings mount as the Challenge progresses,” said Kaz Flinn, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Scotiabank. “Canadians need to save energy, and they want to save money. The Scotiabank EcoLiving program helps them do both. Our partnership on the Eco-City Community Challenge will bring energy saving information and great incentives to Canadians coast to coast.”
Helping Canadians Save Energy and Win Big
One lucky grand-prize winner will take home a package of five energy-efficient Whirlpool appliances courtesy of The Home Depot Canada, with a retail value of over $8,000, including the Whirlpool Duet® Front Load Washer, Whirlpool Duet® Dryer, Whirlpool 36-inch French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator, Whirlpool Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Interior and PowerScourTM Option, and a Whirlpool Electric Range.
The list of top Eco Cities will also be generated from calculations done by the Pembina Institute using data generated from the Eco-City Community Challenge website. One city or town per province/territory will earn the title of biggest energy saver.
Alongside presenting sponsor Scotiabank EcoLiving, partners from across the country including The Home Depot Canada, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., Union Gas, Bullfrog Power, The Home Inspection Network, Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance, and The Pembina Institute are joining the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance to make energy savings a priority and encourage consumers to make simple changes to their consumption patterns.
For more information and to participate, please visit: http://challenge.energyefficiency.org