JUNO BEACH, Fla. – As an industry leader in environmental stewardship, Florida Power & Light Company encourages its customers and their children to do their part to help protect the environment today and for years to come. The third installment of FPL’s environmental awareness campaign, “Earth Day Is Every Day,” is aimed at educating kids about how they can help their families save energy and protect the environment.
“FPL believes in the importance of educating the next generation about best practices in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, which is why we partner with schools and institutions throughout Florida to reinforce that message,” said Pam Rauch, vice president of corporate & external affairs for FPL. “Especially if you can find ways to make it fun and interesting, kids can be not only beneficiaries of environmental protection efforts, but drivers as well.”
In addition to providing tips to help families treat every day like Earth Day, FPL is hosting environmental awareness and clean-up events around the state throughout April. On April 17, FPL employees will be volunteering in local communities around the state for the company’s annual Power to Care Day; and on April 22, the official Earth Day and Take Your Child to Work Day this year, FPL’s Captain Conservation will teach City of Miami employees and their children about energy efficiency with a special performance at City Hall.
FPL’s “Earth Day Is Every Day” Phase Three:
Conservation Education for the Next Generation
April 17 – Make environmental conservation a day at the beach: participate in a local beach clean-up! Hundreds of FPL employees and their families are volunteering today throughout the company’s service territory in local community events, including beach clean-ups.
April 18 – Pack lunches in reusable containers to reduce waste. Give kids a reward each time they remember to bring their container home from school.
April 19 – Incorporate energy-saving chores into kids’ everyday routines – simple responsibilities such as setting the air-conditioning to 82 degrees before leaving for school or turning off unnecessary outdoor lighting before bedtime can make a big difference.
April 20 – Many electronics continue to draw power even when they’re off. Install power strips on video and computer equipment, and show your kids how to safely use them to save energy.
April 21 – Observe Earth Day early by taking a night off from the television to enjoy the outdoors together.
April 22 – Today is Earth Day and Take Your Child to Work Day – celebrate both by encouraging kids to reuse paper from office recycling bins for drawing or writing.
April 23 – Are you on Facebook? Here’s a page that both you and your kids can be a fan of: www.facebook.com/FPLenergytips.
April 24 – Take children of all ages on an environmentally friendly, educational day trip that they’ll enjoy. You can find events in your area at www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo.
Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with 10,500 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while typical residential customer bills are below the national average and the lowest in Florida. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and the No. 2 energy efficiency program among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL). For more information, visit www.FPL.com.