Earth Day: "Smart Energy Choices for the Future"
April 20, 2004
FEMP is asking federal facilities and others across the country to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd and throughout the year. Our theme this year, "Smart Energy, Choices for the Future," is in line with the Secretary of Energy's "Smart Energy" campaign. This message promotes the idea that by helping to spread awareness about the benefits of renewable energy and making smart energy choices, we can help our nation achieve a healthier environment and a stronger economy. We hope that the campaign materials will assist you in spreading this important message. Items available are posters, sunflower seed packs, key tags, and Post It Notes. Limited quantities are available. Please call the EERE Information Center at 1-877-337-3463 to order.
Executive Order 13123 requires federal agencies to increase their use of renewable energy, and it called for the Secretary of Energy to set a goal for federal use. Therefore, the Secretary directed that federal agencies obtain the equivalent of 2.5% of their electricty from renewable energy by 2005.