On April 18, 2009 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTO Today), announced the kickoff of their new campaign to educate today’s children about the fight against climate change.
The 2009 campaign, “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR” aims to teach kids and those within the communities how to save money and help prevent global warming at the same time by sharing the benefits of energy efficiency. “People of every age have a part to play in confronting climate change,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Using Energy Star to cut electricity usage and costs, and educating young people and their families to make a difference — big or small — is how we make real progress.”
Boys and Girls Clubs of America will support projects in their own communities, including home energy audits, energy fairs, and other activities for youths.Their hope is to educate youth to share what they learn and encourage others to also take action on energy efficiency.
PTO Today’s“Go Green Night” is a school-based event program for families that can be used by PTO’s nationwide. It helps build awareness with fun and educational activities. Kids learn that making easy, small changes in their everyday lives helps save energy and preserves the environment for future generations.