Here is a sample letter, calling on our Governmental Representatives to include information about energy efficiency and renewable energy options in the newsletters they send out to their constituents:
[Date to fill in]
Dear [fill in the name]:
Thank you for representing me in [fill in the appropriate governmental entity] and for your support for sustainability initiatives in [fill in the appropriate location].
As public education is key, I am writing to ask you to include information about energy conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy options in the newsletter that you distribute to your constituents.
This information could include the following:
· For information about energy audits and efficiency, contact the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) at 1-877-NY SMART or visit the NYSERDA website: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/residential
· For information about installing solar power, see:
NYSNYSERDA list of solar thermal installers: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Contractors/Find-a-Contractor/Solar-Thermal-Installers.aspx
NYSERDA list of solar photovoltaic installers: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Contractors/Find-a-Contractor/Photovoltaic-Installers.aspx
· For information about purchasing electricity from renewable energy sources, see the U.S. Department of Energy Green Power Network list of options for New York State:http://apps3.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/buying/buying_power.shtml?state=NY
[Fill in your name and e-mail address]: