A group of Wayne County Business owners are taking energy matters into their own hands. With energy prices rising and awareness growing about the environmental degradation caused by nearly all of our energy producing techniques, a group of Wayne County businesses owners are striving to conserve energy- the simplest, most cost effective way to protect the environment, preserve our natural resources, and save some money!

Local non-profit organization Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support, SEEDS for short, is excited to announce their new pilot program Wayne Businesses Conserve! (WBC!) The program, sponsored by SEEDS, Workforce Wayne and PPL Electric Utilities will run throughout the 2010 summer and aims to recognize local businesses as they conserve energy, save money and collectively support our community’s transition towards a clean energy economy. 

The ten participating businesses represent a diverse mix of our local economy, ranging from food providers to service providers to churches. All have one common goal: to save energy. Throughout the summer these businesses will be filling out an application that outlines energy saving activities in six major categories: energy conservation, renewable power, transportation, water conservation, purchasing & waste prevention, and recycling & composting. A SEEDS intern is available for consultation and can connect businesses with literature, professional services and other helpful resources.

As businesses come into compliance with the goals of the program, the details of their efforts will be publicized in local news outlets and on the developing WBC! Website. Please keep an eye out for weekly updates and business profiles!

The results of the pilot will be used to inform the WBC committee about the successes and limitation of the program. The goal is to create a permanent program in the fall, open to all Wayne county businesses. If you have any question or comments, please feel free to contact us at wbc.seeds@gmail.com

SEEDS is a community based non-profit organization in NEPA committed to developing a local renewable energy infrastructure and promoting more sustainable living in our area.

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