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Learn Something About Energy Waste

What is unwasteNY?

25% of energy we pay for, WE WASTE.

What is unwasteNY?


What is unwasteNY℠?

New Yorkers are spending more and more to power our homes and businesses every year, yet without realizing it, 25 percent of the energy we pay for, we waste.  unwasteNY is a free public service that brings New Yorkers together to reduce our energy waste, so that we can all live more resourcefully. By illuminating energy use we can help homeowners and businesses eliminate energy waste.

How does it work?

This site contains information, resources, and tools for New Yorkers to learn about energy use and set a personal goal to reduce energy waste. You can find out how to reduce your energy waste by modifying everyday behaviors, and making some easy changes to your home. You can find financial incentives and rebate programs to help you save money as you make changes to save energy. 

Why do we need to unwaste?

With current growth trends, electricity usage is estimated to be nearly 13 percent higher by 2015 than it is today.  But New York has a goal to reduce energy use by 15 percent. That’s enough savings to eliminate the amount of carbon dioxide pollution in the air equal to the amount produced by all registered cars in New York City for one year. 

Why should you join?

unwasteNY is about living more resourcefully. In addition to the benefits of saving energy and money, you can set a good example in your community, establish good habits in your household, and become a part of New York’s energy solution. Join us!

We’re working with community-based organizations across New York to provide local support, and host informative events. Click here to see a complete list of organizations.  To learn more about our partners click here.



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