Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2010 by Annat Katz
Earth Aid – Being aware of a problem, as they say, is 50% of the solution. We’ve all heard of the energy crisis and of America’s heavy dependence on oil, as well as on our need to find alternative energy resources, fast. But more often than not, being aware of a major global crisis is not enough for a collective action to take place by everyone. Earth Aid flips the energy crisis’ script and offers tangible incentives for people who actively work to cut on their household energy production and consumption.
How did they manage to pull it off? According to their website, “Earth Aid has developed a free service that measures your monthly energy use and rewards you based on how much you save.” Now down to the nitty gritty: they “review your household’s energy use from your utility company and use it to create a ‘baseline.'” Next, they structure specific tips relevant to your household that will help you use energy more wisely, and they calculate your next year of energy use. Last but not least – most importantly actually – “Earth Aid empowers you to earn rewards based on the amount of energy you have conserved.”
Signing up is easy, yet providing your utilities providers information might take a while. Despite this minor hassle, Earth Aid is an absolute must and totally worth it. If you’d like to learn a few tips and taste the website a little before signing up, see their tips page and start doing things right!