EPA, LG Electronics help families save energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched Team Energy Star to help engage and educate American youth and their families about saving energy in the home.

Team Energy Star is giving kids to tools to help protect the climate through easy-to-implement, money-saving actions -- with the help of Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax.

“Team Energy Star is a great way to involve young people in two critical issues of our time -- saving energy and protecting the climate,” said Sarah Dunham, director of EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs. “Engaging our country’s youth in making a difference today will make a big difference in securing a cleaner, more sustainable future.”

DoSomething.org and LG Electronics USA have teamed up the EPA by running their own Team Energy Star Challenge. Kids are encouraged to share their energy-savings stories and are recognized by the EPA and provided additional rewards from DoSomething.org and LG.

James Fishler, senior VP marketing, LG Electronics USA, said, “Team Energy Star is an innovative initiative that will help families find creative ways to save energy and money while helping to save the planet. LG is proud to join forces with DoSomething.org on this fun challenge in which kids can earn the chance to win cool LG products like smartphones, TVs and computer monitors."

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