According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and other champions of sustainability, Oct. 7 was Energy Efficiency Day, which sought to spread the message: “Save money. Cut pollution. Create jobs.”
Lower Valley Energy and Energy Conservation Works is marking the day for the entire month of October by offering free energy-efficiency kits to members of the cooperative utility.
Kits contain 14 LED lightbulbs of varying sizes, an advanced power strip, a thermostatic valve showerhead and two sink aerators, all of which will help households save money, cut pollution and create jobs.
So far, Lower Valley Energy reports, more than 2,900 kits have been shipped, with a total projected energy savings of 1.4 million kWh — enough savings to run 78 Teton County homes for one year.
Kits are mailed via USPS and are not available in the Lower Valley Energy offices. Go to LVEnergy.com to sign up.