October 5, 2017
Mayor Jack Blalock has declared October 5th to be Energy Efficiency Day in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Portsmouth now joins a nationwide network of energy efficiency groups and partners who are celebrating the nation’s second annual Energy Efficiency Day.
For Mayor Blalock, it is important to further unite the community in the City’s sustainable efforts. This action to officially recognize Energy Efficiency Day complements ongoing initiatives by the City and invites residents to celebrate more eco-friendly practices.
Portsmouth declared its commitment and desire to become more sustainable in 2007 by becoming an Eco-Municipality. This role includes monitoring climate change and coastal resiliency, implementing green building projects and more. Most recently, the City has completed two large solar energy arrays located at the Portsmouth High School and Portsmouth’s Madbury Water Treatment Plant, and is about to finish installing LED street lights citywide. In June of this year, the Mayor joined a group of 27 mayors – which has since grown to 381 mayors – across the country in signing a letter to honor and uphold the Paris Climate Agreement Goals.
For more information, residents are encouraged to visit https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/sustainability, and https://energyefficiencyday.org. For questions, please contact Peter Britz, Portsmouth’s Environmental Planner, at 610-7215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.