City of Edmonds launches EdmondsEnergy.org

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The City of Edmonds has launched a new website — EdmondsEnergy.org — dedicated to the subject of energy in Edmonds.

“EdmondsEnergy.org is an opportunity for the city to help our community find ways to save money through conservation,” said Mayor Mike Cooper.

EdmondsEnergy.org is the place to find information on:

The City of Edmonds Energy Meter program. Borrow an energy meter to find out how much energy you use, and what you can do to reduce or conserve energy.

Energy planning in Edmonds. What’s being done by city government to reduce energy in its operations, and what’s being explored for the larger community? A key new initiative involves the New Energy Cities Action Plan, developed through a partnership between the City and Climate Solutions, a non-profit organization based in Olympia.

Energy saving ideas. Explore ideas you can follow up on to save energy where you live.

The Community Solar project. A public-private partnership to jump-start solar energy awareness in town.

Electric Vehicles. The City of Edmonds has been “greening” its fleet by changing fuels and replacing older vehicles with hybrids and electric vehicles.

Bring your own bag. The City has banned single-use plastic bag in order to reduce plastics in the waste stream, and also to encourage the re-use of shopping bags to reduce needless energy use.

Calculate your energy use and explore Energy Links. Try out a simple calculator, or explore more extensive links to online resources.

3 COMMENTS

  1. How about sending someone to empty the trash bin on the corner of 5th and Dayton, near the bus stop? This is the second day that I’ve stared at non-compostable containers and a single use placed bag containing dog poo. This material has overflown the container and has been sitting on the ground. All these big projects are great but, how about keeping an eye on the small stuff.

    Sent from my iPhone.

  2. This seems like a well designed website with valuable and important information on it, and the energy meter loan is a great idea. But I don’t understand why the city is doing this when we have a well-organized effective local group doing the same kind of thing. Now the city has one more website to maintain and keep safe from hackers. They could have just linked to http://sustainable-edmonds.org/

    Why is the city involved? How much did it cost to have this website created?

  3. Joe: thanks for the plug for Sustainable Edmonds, but that group simply doesn’t have the resources to serve all citizens of the City. We worked with the City and the Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee to push for the City to host all sustainability info on their website. It’s the first step (outreach and education) that will support all of the City’s future initiatives. The need for this was identified during our New Energy Cities program development.

    As for the cost of the website – the City is doing a complete change of their website design. This http://www.edmondsenergy.org site is the first page of this new design that the City has published, so it wasn’t a special separate effort.

    While we at Sustainable Edmonds will continue to post items of local interest, the City will be the host for government-based programs to help transition Edmonds to a more sustainable footing.

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