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Senior Planet talks to EPA Expert for Energy Action Month

Did you know your refrigerator accounts for 7-13% of your total electricity bill, depending on the appliance's age?

October is “Energy Action Month,” and Senior Planet is taking part by offering resources to help older adults learn about their green footprint and providing the tools on how to change it. Through a series of upcoming lectures, seniors can utilize energy-saving technologies to save on monthly electricity bills, without sacrificing appliance performance.

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EST, Brittney Gordon from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be holding a special event on SeniorPlanet.org about the benefits of switching to and supporting ENERGY STAR appliances. ENERGY STAR is a widely recognized and trusted label given to products that meet strict energy-efficiency requirements set by the EPA. Whether someone rents or owns their home, the presentation will help demystify the purchasing process. 

Click here to register for the ENERGY STAR event on Tuesday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday in 2021, Senior Planet will host lectures on topics concerning energy consumption from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST. To learn more, visit seniorplanet.org/montgomery. These lectures are made possible by Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery Energy Connection.

 “We are excited to work with the EPA to spread information about energy-saving devices to more older adults to save money and energy,” said Shivali Haribhakti, Regional Director of the Senior Planet program in Montgomery County.

Energy Action Month is also a time to learn about energy consumption and how it impacts the planet. As a part of Energy Action Month, Tuesday, October 26, 2021, is ENERGY STAR Day, an annual day of action for EPA partners to increase communities’ access to energy efficiency. On the day, EPA partners, including Senior Planet, will raise awareness and offer opportunities for communities to “save for good” with ENERGY STAR. 

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