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Saturday, April 18: EPA Announces National Campaign to Help Fight Climate Change

Release Date: 04/16/2009
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, 202-564-7873 or 202-236-2426 /

(Washington, D.C. – April 16, 2009) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join CEOs from National Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and National Parent-Teacher Organizations Today to announce a new campaign to educate kids and their families about how they can help fight climate change.

An Energy Star exhibition home, which visitors can tour to learn about ways they can save energy in their homes and help protect the environment, will be at the event.

Who: EPA officials
Roxanne Spillett, CEO, National Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Tim Sullivan, CEO, National Parent-Teacher Organizations Today

What: Event to announce a new national Energy Star campaign

When: Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.

Where: National Sustainable Design Expo, National Mall, in front of Energy Star exhibition home between 3rd and 4th Sts., NW

Visuals: Boys and Girls Club kids riding the lighting bicycle – comparing how much energy it takes to power incandescent bulbs vs. Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs.

          Boys and Girls Club kids using the human power generator (hand crank) to compare how hard it is to power inefficient products vs. Energy Star products.

          Boys and Girls Club kids sign pledges to be more energy efficient and help fight climate change on a poster.