Proclaimed by the president of the United States in 2011, Energy Action Month was created to bring attention to a topic that experts believe is becoming ever more important to the nation’s health, security and well-being. On Oct. 1, 2012, the Elk River City Council proclaimed October as Energy Action Month in Elk River.
During October, the Elk River Energy City Commission will organize and support activities and events throughout the city to help residents get involved and learn about the importance of energy. Events include:
•celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elk River Landfill gas-to electric facility
•showcasing Energy City demonstration sites on Minnesota Renewable Energy Society’s Solar Tour
•a business education event
•Energy City tours
•offering energy education materials to local schools
•an energy conservation poster contest
The poster contest is open to all residents. Using the theme “You Have the Power,” people can create a poster that reflects how Elk River residents have the power to conserve energy. The contest includes prizes for the top three posters. The first place poster will be displayed throughout the city for the remainder of the month. For more information on the poster contest go to www.ElkRiverMN.gov/EnergyCity.