Elected Officials Call On Colleagues To Participate in Video Challenge To Save Energy
The Rhode Island Video Challenge, an innovative and creative component of The Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four Campaign, today received unprecedented support from three Rhode Island elected leaders. In a letter to elected officials across Rhode Island, North Smithfield Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton, Mayor Harry Winthrop of Newport and Mayor Scott Avedisian of Warwick, have challenged colleagues to encourage their residents to participate in the Rhode Island Video Challenge. Rhode Islanders are being asked to create a YouTube video showing how easy it is to become energy efficient in our daily lives. The Rhode Island Video Challenge offers great prizes and a chance to become an on-line sensation…all while helping people save energy and money. The elected officials – all designated Rhode Island Energy Champions by virtue of their communities winning the Rhode Island Energy Challenge – have challenged colleagues to get 10 residents to submit videos to the contest as a great way to make energy efficiency fun and engaging. Both the video contest as well as the Rhode Island Energy Challenge, are supported by National Grid. For more, log onto http://www.findyourfour.com/videochallenge/
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Utility Wants to See Your Star-Power Providence: A new fun and creative component to the popular “Rhode Island Energy Challenge: Find Your Four” campaign is asking Rhode Island residents to create a YouTube video showing how easy it is to become energy efficient in our daily lives. The Rhode Island Video Challenge is challenging Rhode Island residents to show their star power and create a fun, informational and engaging video showing how easy it is to save energy. “If you’ve ever wanted your ’15 minutes’, this may be your chance,” said Brian F. Keane, President of SmartPower. “The Rhode Island Video Challenge offers great prizes and a chance to become an on-line sensation…all while helping people save energy and money.” Individuals and even entire schools can compete to win a variety of prizes. From an iPad Air to a grant of $2,500 for your school, the most creative and engaging videos will win prizes, gain recognition and set Twitter and Facebook trending. “The Rhode Island Video Challenge is another opportunity for Rhode Islanders to get engaged with their energy use,” said Timothy F. Horan, President of National Grid in Rhode Island. “From the Find Your Four Campaign to our home energy assessments to a host of programs, National Grid works with our customers to reduce energy use and save money. The Rhode Island Video Challenge is an exciting and creative opportunity to get more and more people to achieve greater energy savings.” All the details, rules, prizes and step by step process to registering can be found by logging onto: http://www.findyourfour.com/videochallenge/ The Challenge is open to any person living in the state of Rhode Island. Contestants must be 13 years of age or older at time of submission. High school and college students are strongly encouraged to participate to help their school win a prize for their sustainability program. But hurry — videos can only be uploaded from October 15, 2014 to November 21, 2014. And then the Challenge will go into the public voting phase – from November 22, 2014 to December 7, 2014 for their favorite entry. ### About The Rhode Island Energy Challenge: The Rhode Island Energy Challenge is a community energy efficiency campaign that asks each of us to take four actions in our homes to reduce our energy use. Since 2013 over 4000 Rhode Island residents have pledged to be more energy efficient at http://www.findyourfour.com/. About SmartPower: SmartPower, named the “Best Non-Profit Marketing Firm in the United States”, is dedicated to promoting clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency. SmartPower’s award-winning, research-based campaigns have engaged people across the country, building the clean energy marketplace and helping Americans become smarter about their energy use. SmartPower is leading the Rhode Island Energy Challenge in partnership with National Grid. For more information, please visit www.smartpower.org. About National Grid: National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’. In the northeast US, National Grid connects more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, National Grid runs the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. For more information please visit website: www.nationalgridus.com.
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