EERE Celebrates Earth Day
April 22, 2008
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is proud to celebrate Earth Day 2008 (April 22).
How are we celebrating? Visit the U.S. Department of Energy's Web site and you'll see a Flash animation about how you can make a difference at home and on the road—as well as information about the technologies we are helping develop, that will completely transform how we get and how we use energy.
Did you know:
- Earth Day was established in 1970 as a private event, sponsored by Sen. Gaylord Nelson (WI)
- Millions of Americans celebrate Earth Day every year, sharing this special day's commitment to protecting the environment
- The nation's air is much cleaner today than it was in 1970, and progress will continue
- The trend of annual loss of wetlands has been reversed
- Restoration and redevelopment of abandoned industrial sites is accelerating
- President Bush is meeting his commitment to reduce the National Park Service maintenance backlog
(Facts courtesy of EarthDay.gov.)
The U.S. government is leading by example, with the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) annual Earth Day activities. Learn all about FEMP's latest outreach program for Earth Day.
Take action. Learn what you can do, in your home or office, in your vehicle, alone, or with your community. Making smart, "green" energy choices is something we can all do, so visit the U.S. Department of Energy's Web site and learn how you can take action today.