Our wonderful company manager Meghan Robertson is part of the Berkshire Leadership Program.¬† She reports here on their Berkshire Blackout, a program that MASS MoCA is taking part in this year.¬† We’d love to hear what you’re doing to save energy.
The Berkshire Leadership Program class of 2009, a program of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce (www.berkshirechamber.com), announces the Berkshire Blackout.¬† The Berkshire Blackout will kick off in conjunction with www.350.org – International Day of Climate Action on Oct 24th and continue until Oct 31st.
One of the biggest hurdles affecting both businesses and residents in Berkshire County is the price of energy.¬† Energy efficiency also plays a large role in attracting new businesses to the County.¬† The Berkshire Blackout will help businesses discover information that will be useful to the Chamber as well as future legislative work.
Over 100 businesses will be asked to take part in the program which will ask participants to reduce their energy for one week. ¬†Participating is simple.¬† Businesses can pledge to do simple things that are easy to remember, such as unplugging a copier when not in use, turning off lights, computers or starting a recycling program.
The Berkshire Leadership Program will compile a report by sector for the purposes of showing other businesses the benefits of becoming more energy efficient. ¬†¬†We will then report it to the 350 organization that will generate the information and we will know how much we did during the 1 week campaign.¬† We hope that this will continue once everyone realizes that it just takes small steps and it will make a difference both at home as well as work.
If you or your business is interested in participating in the program then feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org.¬† We would love to have as many people participate as possible locally and beyond.