Since 2016, the first Wednesday in October has been named National Energy Efficiency Day in the United States. Energy efficiency companies and advocacy groups, as well as cities and states around the country, mark this observance as a chance to promote the adoption of greater energy efficiency measures, both to reduce energy needs and associated climate change-enhancing emissions and to help reduce energy bills for homeowners and businesses.
As part of its 2019 Clean Energy Resolution, the City of Fitchburg pledged not just to reduce emissions through greater use of renewable energy, but to target energy efficiency as a chief means of decreasing energy needs, both for the municipality and the broader community.
And this year, for the first time, Fitchburg is joining dozens of states and cities around the United States officially recognizing October 6 as Energy Efficiency Day. Read the proclamation linked below, and see this list of resources for more information on energy efficiency: https://energyefficiencyday.org/learn-more/