From Harford County government:
Employees of Harford County Government are rising to the challenge and making a commitment to help the County become a green workplace.
Through the Harford County Executive Challenge, which begins September 1, 2010, employees are being asked to pledge to become a participant in County’s energy efficiency and sustainability efforts. Through smart uses of the County’s resources, employees make the commitment to help save the County money and reduce its carbon footprint.
The goal of the County Executive Challenge is a 5% reduction in energy consumption in Harford County Government buildings from 2009 energy rate. The 5% reduction equates to approximately $155,000 and 1.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity in savings. A savings of 1.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity is the equivalent of saving the CO2 emissions from the average electricity usage by 139 single-family homes in one year or removing 220 passenger vehicles from the road according to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator (2010).
To help Harford County meet the 5% reduction goal County employees are asking each other… Have You Taken The Challenge?