Ford and EPA to encourage consumers to reduce home energy consumption
As part of Ford?s commitment to environmental sustainability, the company is urging its employees and customers to join the effort by reducing their personal energy use and reducing their CO2 footprints. Individuals can help by pledging their support of the US EPA's "Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR" campaign. By using less energy, consumers reduce the amount of fossil fuels consumed at power plants to make electricity. This means less of the GHG emissions that contribute to global warming. According to the EPA, if every American household took part in the pledge, it could save more than $18 billion in energy costs annually.