Promote a sustainable society by giving to EESI!
June 15th is Global Giving Bonus Day! Since you are an EESI supporter through Global Giving, I wanted to be sure to alert you of this unique opportunity to make an even greater impact NEXT WEDNESDAY, starting at 9am EDT!
At 9 am EDT on Wednesday, June 15th, Global Giving’s partner nonprofits (including EESI) will start competing for Global Giving's matching funds. As a Global Giving Superstar partner, donations made to EESI through the Global Giving website will be matched at 50% for gifts of up to $1,000 per donor, while funds remain! There will be $110,000 in Bonus Day matching funds available—but with so many nonprofits competing on the Global Giving platform, matching funds are expected to run out very quickly! So please mark your calendars now to renew your support next Wednesday at 9am EDT! We will send you a reminder email Wednesday at 8 am EDT (so you'll be ready when matching begins at 9) with a link to the Global Giving platform.
Each donation you make on Wednesday—from $10 to $1,000—will help EESI compete for two bonus awards of $1,000: one for being the organization earning the most funds on June 15 and the other for having the most individual donors. This is the biggest Global Giving matching gift opportunity of the year! With such a great opportunity, we fully expect matching funds to run out quickly after 9am on Wednesday.
Bonus Day is an important day to give and show your support for climate and energy solutions by building on the momentum of the Paris agreement, working to improve vehicle efficiency standards, highlighting the benefits of transit, showcasing sustainable, affordable housing, and so much more.
Your gifts through Global Giving allow EESI to hold critical briefings and events that help educate policymakers in Congress about clean energy and the wide array of solutions to climate change. For example, you are helping bring esteemed speakers and exhibitors to the 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum on Tuesday, July 12th!
At last year’s EXPO, close to 50 organizations showed Congress and the policy community the wide variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies—including solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass—that can meet our energy needs today—sustainably! The 2015 EXPO drew close to 1,000 people—Congressional staff, media, and others—throughout the day.
As Congress, the Administration, the business community, and American voters search for options to stimulate the economy, as well as address issues of national security, higher energy costs, reliance on energy imports, and the environmental threats associated with energy consumption, the Expo helped showcase the role that sustainable energy technologies can play. And you helped make that happen!
This was an amazing opportunity for Congressional staff to hear from clean energy companies, and for EXPO attendees and exhibitors to hear from members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who addressed the hall at several points throughout the day.
At the day-long policy forum, one of the speakers was Nicole Steele, Executive Director, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic. GRID Alternatives works with with community partners, volunteers, and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income families, and describe what works in which areas and why. This can include low- and moderate-income solar rebate programs and innovative job training workforce development approaches. She also discussed the importance of federal policy in the solar access conversation.
Just a couple of weeks ago, you helped bring about a public briefing and live webcast, “Mapping Environmental Justice: How Can You Use EPA’s EJSCREEN Tool?” with the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice. EJSCREEN is an important tool as states and communities consider how best to address carbon emissions, and assess how power plants are impacting the people who live near them.
Your continued support—especially on Bonus Day next Wednesday—helps EESI continue to educate Congress and the policy community about the many ways to address climate change and protect the most vulnerable populations affected by it, here at home and abroad.
Thank you so much for supporting EESI as we find innovative solutions for energy and climate challenges, especially on Global Giving Bonus Day (next Wednesday starting at 9 am!).
You help EESI engage with Congress and the Administration on the Clean Power Plan, continue the work of the Paris Agreement on climate, inform about the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and much more.
Thank you for all you do.
Rep. David G. Reichert at the 2015 EXPO
Networking at the 2015 EXPO
EPA's Kevin Olp gives an overview of EJSCREEN