October is Energy Awareness Month. What’s more, October first got this designation from the first President Bush in 1991.
Why do I know this? Because the only people I have ever met who know about Energy Awareness Month are people who have worked at the Department of Energy. But I’m going to change all that with this blog post — which will probably double the number of people aware of Energy Awareness Month. Don’t worry, though, the DOE has made it easy to take action:
This is my favorite downloadable poster. Click on the image for animation — I could watch it for hours. And yes, since you ask, the energy savings from walking one or two flights of stairs instead of using an elevator is humongous — easily equal to those cancelled Kansas coal plants. Easily! [Although if there are other people waiting for the elevator, then it was going to run anyway, but don't go all techno-nerdie on me -- it is the thought that counts!]
Now I know you have been waiting to hear what the second President Bush thinks of this. You probably believe he has presided over some eighty consecutive months of Energy Unawareness — but in fact he cares deeply about Energy Awareness Month, as he made crystal clear last year with Proclamation 8068 – National Energy Awareness Month, 2006: