Button Up Vermont campaign encourages Vermonters to conserve energy

Chuck Gregory and Linda Brown promoting Button Up Vermont at the transfer station. Photo provided

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Although we have not seen much cold weather yet, we know it is coming soon. As part of its community action plan, the Springfield Democratic Committee has partnered with the Button Up Vermont Campaign to help Vermonters greet the cold weather in an energy efficient manner. Efficiency saves both energy and money. Who can argue with that?

Button Up is simple. Residents who agree to undertake one new energy efficient action from Button Up’s checklist will receive a free LED lightbulb to thank them for doing their part in making Vermont more energy efficient. The checklist has a continuum of actions, many of them simple DIY projects. Once the “action” is completed, residents are encouraged to report it to the Community Energy Dashboard. This makes them eligible for a weekly raffle. The weekly prizes will be either a smart thermostat or a gift certificate to a local hardware store or retailer.

The Springfield Town Democratic Committee will have a table set with the Button Up Vermont checklist, informational brochures, and LEDs at the transfer station through October and possibly into November. Someone will also be at the library every Tuesday, from Oct. 24 to Nov. 28 from 3 – 4 p.m. Come check it out and Button Up. For more information, contact Char Osterlund at charmf@vermontel.net.

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