WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 26, 2007) - President Bush declared October "Energy Awareness Month" and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren signed a memorandum earlier this month urging energy conservation.

"I ask each member of the Army community (Soldiers, Family members, Civilian employees and contractors) to enhance energy security and improve conservation by taking appropriate actions to reduce wasteful behaviors," Secretary Geren stated in the memo.

He outlined a number of actions that could be taken to improve energy conservation:
--Turning off interior and exterior lighting when not required
--Shutting down equipment and computers when not in use
--Shutting off idling vehicles when unattended

The Department of Energy set the theme for this year's Energy Awareness Month as "Clean and Green...For A Secure Energy Future.

Secretary Geren's memorandum said "Keeping America secure requires conservation of limited energy resources as well as increased use of renewable and alternative energy solutions.

A Department of Energy release endorsed energy- and money-saving technologies and practices that can be followed at home, at work, and in daily commutes. It said clean energy choices are good for the pocketbook and the planet.

Page last updated Fri October 26th, 2007 at 16:15