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close this bookSustainable Energy News - No. 06 September 1994 (INFORSE, 1994)
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Regional News - North America


The SunDay events took place all over the United States on April 24. About 370 state and local orgalusations joined the event as sponsors or local organizers. The events included several one-day educational activities such as fairs, conferences, workshops for builders of passive solar design, and exhibits displaying environmentally sound energy technologies. It also featured a Letter-Writing campaign to urge members of Congress to support renewable energy, and a Bike-to-Work day on 22 April. The Energy Fast campaign urged people to reduce or eliminate energy use on SunDay, 24 April. Many organisations focused on media campaigns through the daily newspapers and a series of television documentary entitled Rise of the Solar Age. In addition, several events encouraged efforts with a longer term impact, such as initiating energy policy reviews by corporate and government decision makers and introducing energy materials into school curricula.

Energy Efficiency Award

IIEC, will host a gala dinner in Washington, DC on September 27, 1994. IIEC will present theist annual Corporate Achievement Award for Global Energy Efficiency and its 5th Achievement Award for Promoting Global Energy Efficiency. These awards recognize efforts to offer sustainable energy technologies and services in the private sector. The event will be followed by a forum on sustainable energy.

(Source: NEWS at SEVEn, Sept 1994)