Mayor Jones Discusses Eco Friendly Improvements
To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day, Mayor Dwight Jones took the opportunity to discuss various eco friendly improvements the city is making as well as to announce a new partnership with a growing national green organization.
Richmond is now the most recent city to partner with Earth Aid…a group that helps households track their energy and water consumption online and learn how to be more energy efficient.
Mayor Dwight Jones.
Jones: Households can earn rewards points each month for saving energy and water and then redeem those reward points at local Richmond businesses.
Ben Bixby is the CEO of Earth Aid.
Bixby: Now everybody in the Commonwealth of Virginia today, both in and beyond Richmond, can login at earthaid.net/Richmond for free to link all of your utility accounts to automatically find new ways to save.
More than 20 local businesses are participating in the rewards program offering deals and discounts for their goods and services including Segway of Richmond, The Science Museum of Virginia, Metro Sound and Music, Café Gutenberg and many more.
Craig Carper, WCVE News, Richmond.