CenterPoint Energy celebrates Earth Day 2023
Texas – April 21, 2023 – In connection with Earth Day 2023 on Saturday, April 22, CenterPoint Energy is proud to continue the company’s commitment to sustainability through its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2035. CenterPoint Energy recognizes the impact energy use has on the environment, which is why the company is working to reduce its carbon footprint and promote energy efficiency across the communities it serves. This Earth Day, consider the following tips to make a difference in the environment:
- Utilize paperless billing. Reduce paper usage and increase convenience by turning off CenterPoint Energy paper bills. To sign up, login to the customer portal and select paperless billing.
- Upgrade to ENERGY STAR® equipment. The Department of Energy tests the efficiency of clothes washers, dryers, dishwashers and more – with the best products earning the official ENERGY STAR label. By choosing ENERGY STAR products a typical household can save about $450 on their energy bills and still enjoy the quality and performance they expect, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
- Consider investing in a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats preset a home’s cooling and heating temperatures around a schedule. This simple change can provide household comfort, real energy savings, and lower energy bills.
- Save energy in your home. Learn simple, free tips that can make a difference in the amount of energy consumed daily. For example, on sunny days, close drapes and blinds to limit the sun’s warmth.
- Ride a bike or take a walk. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation account for about 27% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest contributor of U.S. GHG emissions. Consider cutting down on car trips and switching to alternative transportation, such as walking or riding a bike.
- Plant a garden. Whether planting flowers, a tree or a vegetable garden, this can help improve air quality and lower greenhouse emissions, according to the EPA. As always, customers are reminded to call 811 at least two days before any work that will involve digging.
“We all share a great responsibility in helping to preserve our environment,” said Elizabeth Brock, Vice President, Energy Solutions and Business Services, CenterPoint Energy.
For more information on CenterPoint Energy’s environmental priorities, visit Sustainability.CenterPointEnergy.com/.