Susan S. Kaplan
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Department of Energy Resources
If you’re reading this blog, you probably have an interest in energy efficiency for its individual and societal benefits. If you’re a Massachusetts resident, it’s also a fair bet that you’re a Red Sox fan. Now these two passions are linked in a very exciting way.
Mass Save, the energy efficiency initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers, has partnered with WEEI Radio to reward homeowners, renters, and small businesses who have a great story to tell about the savings they’ve achieved through Mass Save. If you visit www.masssave.com/playball and enter your story, you could win $500 in gift cards to help you save on energy efficiency upgrades, plus Red Sox tickets to one of two games this season, or a chance to share your story on the air with WEEI’s Joe Castiglione. In all, Mass Save is giving away $20,000 in prizes and 48 pairs of Red Sox tickets.
There are many reasons to pursue savings through energy efficiency, including money, comfort, investment, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and energy independence. Now there’s one more reason – the chance to win tickets to the Red Sox!
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