The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge (Project) is a partnership between an original team of 9 public, private, academic and non-profit organizations and a consortium of 14 leading suburban, rural and low income towns (see Figure 1). All towns participating in the Project are committed to helping our nation transition to a clean energy economy and have passed resolutions committing to the goal of having 20% of their municipal electricity use come from clean renewable energy resources by the year 2010.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge is a Connecticut-based community-wide effort to help towns and their residents reduce their energy use.
Project Objectives: The objectives of the Project are to:
1. Get residents on a “food chain of sustainable energy usage” by increasing their levels of household energy savings and clean energy usage through a comprehensive portfolio of actions that are supported by community-based social marketing, a personalized online platform, performance-based rewards and incentives and consumer financing;
2. Demonstrate the value of aggregated residential energy savings and clean energy usage in energy and environmental markets (e.g. energy efficiency and renewable portfolio standards and carbon markets) with the intent of attracting potential investors into the residential sector by measuring and verifying program impacts and then valuing those impacts; and
3. Develop a replicable and scalable model by continuously analyzing the efficacy and economics of each element of the program model at various phases of implementation.
The logo we are looking for will be used on a website and in print. It is essential that the logo works in both color and in black and white.
This project is based in Connecticut, and the logo should in some way identify the state of Connecticut. Whether you use CT, the outline of the state or something else, Connecticut must be present in some respect. We're looking for creative options.
The emphasis should be on the Neighbor to Neighbor concept. This is a challenge and it's about energy use. The logo should be friendly and engaging.
Also, please use the entire project name - Connecticut Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge. SmartPower is a partner in this program with many other nonprofit groups, so our name SHOULD NOT be listed as part of the logo.