Many Vermonters waste heat — and a ton of money — because our homes and businesses aren’t properly weatherized. This year’s second annual, statewide “Button Up Vermont Day of Action” is aimed at sealing the leaks and helping people save energy and money. Please mark Saturday, November 1, 2014 on your calendar for this year’s day of action! We will let you know ASAP the details for the day, but please plan to participate in one of a menu of options we will soon suggest.
Vermonters always “Green Up” in the spring. Let’s stop the waste and start an annual tradition of “Buttoning Up” in the fall. Help us make this a fantastic day — a powerful series of concurrent efforts all across Vermont on November 1. Stay tuned for more information and resources you can use to participate in or plan your own “Button Up Vermont” effort. But Save the Date!
“Vermonters spend hundreds of millions of dollars every single year by letting oil and fossil fuel driven heat leak out of our old buildings, forcing us to reach into our pockets to pay for oil at high prices, where, if we just used less, had more efficient buildings, we’d save those dollars,” said Governor Shumlin in a statement about last year’s Button Up Vermont Day of Action. “There are two reasons why Button Up Vermont is so important and why we need your help. First, it puts money in your pockets. Second it makes our planet more livable for future generations.”
One new thing already taking shape for this year is a Button Up short video contest with prizes for all ages. Details will be announced in mid-July with winners to be announced just before Button-Up Day. Check ButtonUpVt.org or “like” Button Up Vermont on Facebook.
Organized by Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, Efficiency Vermont, Capstone Community Action, Vermont Energy Education Program, NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad and Green Up Vermont.