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Happy Holidays!

21 December 2007

It has also been a really wonderful year for the Minnesota Energy Challenge. As of this morning, over 8,300 Minnesota residents and businesses have pledged to reduce their use by over 87.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide and save over $6.2 million annually. We are making a real, measurable impact in Minnesota.

As great as the last year has been, however, 2008 is already shaping up to be incredible. We have some surprises planned for January and February, which I’m very excited about announcing soon. In the meantime, however, I am taking a little vacation! The blog will be resting over the next few weeks, but I’ll be back on January 2nd, 2008 to continue connecting you with energy smart tips, news and updates on the Challenge.

Before, I go, however, congrats to the Top Teams of 2007:

Cities: Minneapolis, pledging to avoid over 20 million lbs CO2.

Facilities: Capital City Glass Inc., avoided over 500,000 lbs CO2.

Business Teams: Leo A. Daly, pledging to avoid over 490,000 lbs CO2.

Clean Energy Resource Teams: West Central, pledging to avoid over 160,000 lbs CO2.

Congregations: St. Joan of Arc, with 436 households pledging.

Schools: St. Michael School, Prior Lake, with 114 households pledging.

Neighborhoods: Linden Hills, Minneapolis, with 155 households pledging.

Government Agencies: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, pledging to avoid over 330,000 lbs CO2.

Environmental Groups: Sierra Club, pledging to avoid over 940,000 lbs CO2.

Block Clubs: East Seward, pledging to avoid over 170,000 lbs CO2.

Others: The Archdiocese Global Warming Action Team, with 94 members.

Here’s to another successful year reducing our use, improving our impact on the environment and making a difference in our lives and the world. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

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