Energy Efficiency

Why Conserve Energy?

Energy efficiency is the healthiest, easiest way to reduce our use of fossil fuels and the cheapest way to add capacity to the energy grid.  In Massachusetts, more than half of our electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels that emit carbon, which drives climate change.

Our state leads the nation in energy efficiency, but in our own homes each of us can do even better by reducing our use of electricity.  Here are a few simple things we can all do,  to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Schedule an Energy Efficiency Presentation for your Team or your Community

Beacon Hill, Bedford, Newton, Waltham, Brookline and Cambridge have already started their energy efficiency 2018 campaigns. If you would like your team to work on an energy efficiency action in 2018, please contact us.

This is a great way to promote energy efficiency, bring new members to your team, and introduce Mothers Out Front to other groups in your community.  Presentations can be held in synagogues, churches, community groups, and neighborhood associations.

The presentation as recorded in Acton, MA in February:

Guide to saving energy at home

Testimonials from participants

I have been thinking about the meeting and I have been more aware of saving energy. Now, I do the laundry with cold water. I pay attention to shut off the lights and tell my family members to do the same (not that easy!). I have reduced the amount of warm/hot water that I use. We signed up for clean electricity and we are planning to insulate the attic in the spring or summer.  I  don’t dry my clothes in the dryer, at least not all of them. I was not using the dryer that much before the meeting either. I grew up in Italy, where I was taught, as most Italians do, to save energy, so what it was discussed at the meeting revived in me the way I was  brought up and it was good. 

We received our electricity bill and even if we switched to green electricity, we saved 30% respect to the same period last year!

We regulate the house temperature much better now by keeping the temperature lower. When  we are at home 65 F and at night and when we are not at home at 62. We don’t feel cold, we just wear a heavier sweater.

- Elisabetta Sassaroli, Brookline

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