Have you received your Bright Idea Bulb yet?

Our new ‘Bright Idea’ campaign is working for Corvallis to pull ahead in the current rankings and win the $5 Million Georgetown University Energy Prize by facilitating the replacement of high-wattage incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs.

The LEDs were paid for by the City of Corvallis with re-purposed grant funds the City received in 2009 from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The combined savings of these LEDs will reduce our community’s energy use by an estimated 2,730,000 kWh per year. That’s an ...

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Take Charge Madness: Week 1

This month, eight local businesses are taking charge to help spread the word about the $5 million energy prize competition and encourage Corvallis residents to save energy and money at home. They’re participating in Take Charge Madness campaign, a competition that mimics the annual college basketball tournament. Each business enters as its own team, and they earn points by collecting energy-saving pledges from employees and customers. The participating businesses are a diverse bunch: High Quality Compassion, Timberhill Athletic Club, Block 15 ...

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Current Georgetown Ranking

Take Charge Corvallis Presents… Energy Girl!

The Corvallis Environmental Center and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition are pleased to announce the current ranking of 10th in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition. If we stay at tenth or push further through the ranks we will be in the finals in 2017. 

Thank you Corvallis! You are making this possible. Corvallis city residents and municipal buildings have saved 29,054,206 kWh, and 16,157,443 lbs of CO2, amounting to $1.9 million in overall savings as a community. Staying among ...

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Classrooms Take Charge this Fall

Recently we have been asking you to Take Charge Corvallis. And not only are we asking you to Take Charge, we are taking charge too. Energize Corvallis, a program of the Corvallis Environmental Center, has been working behind the scenes to build an innovative program called Classrooms take Charge that is changing the way Pacific Northwest educators teach high school students about the impacts of our actions.

After being awarded a competitive Environmental Education grant from the EPA, Energize Corvallis set ...

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Take Charge!

Take Charge Corvallis believes that Every Action Matters. It highlights the idea that many hands make light work. Even the simple action of turning off a computer when not in use is a first step that contributes to reducing our overall energy consumption in Corvallis.

As a semi-finalist in the Georgetown University Energy competition, Corvallis has everything needed to win the grand prize of $5 million. The city that reduces their residential and  More →

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Lessons Learned by Communities for Communities

There is a shout out to the CEC’s very own Carly Lettero, Program Director of Energize Corvallis, in the EPA list of thank you’s below.

Here is the EPA’s Local Climate and Energy Program release of several new resources for local climate and energy program staff:

This latest round of resources are written by communities, for ...

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Corvallis is competing for $5 MILLION prize!

Semifinalist_Map_v8_web_front_31-2Corvallis is one of 52 communities competing for the Georgetown University Energy Prize!

The Georgetown University Energy Prize is a five million dollar competition that is challenging small- to medium-size cities to work with their local governments, residents, and utilities to achieve innovative, replicable reductions to residential and municipal gas and electricity use.

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