Philadelphia Communities Promote Local Wind Energy Options

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In a bid to raise awareness to the connection between air pollution and respiratory health, ChoosePAWind and the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic partnered to launch a campaign promoting local wind energy options, using a group of local organizations as the initial participants.

The goal of the campaign is to bring faith-based institutions, environmental groups, civic organizations, nonprofits and businesses together to encourage people to switch to Pennsylvania wind energy through one of the retail electricity suppliers in the campaign—The Energy Coop, Community Energy and WGES. ChoosePAWind is donating $20 for every wind power enrollment.

“The air we breathe has a direct impact on our lung health so it’s imperative that we do as much as we can to reduce air pollution by switching to clean sources of energy such as wind,” says Deb Brown, President and EO, American Lung Association Mid-Atlantic. “Switching to wind power is one of the simplest steps somebody can take to help clean our air.”

The pilot program is currently targeting Southeastern Pennsylvania, and is scheduled to run through the end of January 2015. Sign up at ChoosePAWind.