The Green Homes Challenge
makes it fun and easy to save energy,
adopt environmentally-friendly practices,
and use renewable energy.

  • Learn about actions you can take
  • Set goals and track your progress
  • Join a Green Team to stay motivated
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Get Started!

  • Sign up for an account
  • Add actions to your To Do List
  • Earn points and medals for completing actions
  • Become a Certified Challenge Taker
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Get Social!

  • Join a Green Team
  • Post to Green Stories
  • Invite your friends to join
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Upcoming events

Certify and win prizes!

Our 4th Annual Green Homes Challenge Recognition Event is coming up in February 2015!
We will be recognizing all households who have certified in the Power Saver, Green Leader, and Renewable Star Challenges, and we will be giving away prizes!

If you haven’t certified yet, there is still time!

Challenger of the Week
The Nelsons
  • POWER SAVER
    certified (99)
    50
  • GREEN LEADER
    certified (100)
    50
  • RENEWABLE STAR
    certified (57)
    10
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Action of the Week
  • Households: 48
    Drive a hybrid, electric, or alternative fuel vehicle

    A hybrid electric vehicle contains an electric engine which allows a smaller and more efficient combustion engine to be used. Hybrids emit fewer tailpipe pollutants than vehicles with traditional combustion engines, and they use less fuel.

    An electric vehicle uses an electric engine powered by a rechargeable battery pack. While electric vehicles often use electricity that is generated by burning coal and other fossil fuels, they do not emit tailpipe pollutants, and they have the potential to run on electricity generated by renewable sources, such as solar, wind, and geothermal.

    Other alternatives to traditional gasoline fuel include: diesel, biofuel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas, and hydrogen fuel cells (still in developmental stages).

    Click for more information on efficient and alternative fuel vehicles, fuel economy and labeling, and the carbon footprints of different vehicle types.

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