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Button Up Vermont! A Statewide Day of Action

Button Up Vermont Day is October 5 and it’s all about taking action on home energy efficiency with your family, friends and neighbors. Sealing up and insulating homes and buildings makes them cheaper to heat and much more comfortable. Weatherizing buildings also reduces the global warming pollution that’s driving climate change. We hope you’ll help out by volunteering, hosting an event in your community, or taking steps to improve the energy efficiency of your home – and sharing your story!

In recognition of the hard work of the state’s 100 plus town energy committees and the 78 communities participating in the Vermont Home Energy Challenge, Gov. Peter Shumlin recently proclaimed October 5 as Button Up Vermont Day of Action.

Noting that the state has a goal of making more efficient 80,000 homes across the state by 2020, Gov. Shumlin, in a recent video message on the Button Up Date of Action urged Vermonters to step up and help out Oct 5.

“There are two reasons why Button Up Vermont is so important and why we need your help. First, it puts money in your pockets,” Gov. Shumlin said. “Second, it makes our planet more livable for future generations. So please join us. We’d love to have your help.”

Button Up Day Social Media Campaign
In an effort to help spread the word about Button Up Day, the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network in partnership with Efficiency Vermont have developed a short and simple social media campaign to reach more Vermonters.  Check out the guide or go straight to the VECAN Facebook page and start sharing, liking, and commenting to help spread the conversation through your social networks. If you’re not familiar with how to use social media this is a great opportunity to learn and experiment; if you’re a social media expert this is a great way to add some serious capacity to this collective effort.

How to Take Action
For more information on actions you can take on the day – and year-round – and to sign up to volunteer, visit www.vecan.net/buttonupvermontday/.  Please also consider using social media to spread the word. This is a conversation Vermonters need be having and Button Up Vermont Day is a great way to take action with your family, friends and neighbors.