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CARBON CHALLENGE CONTEST ENDS DEC. 31, 2009

December 18, 2008
                                                                                                                                 

PORTSMOUTH – With the contest deadline just days away, the City of Portsmouth is urging its residents to “Take the NH Carbon Challenge” to learn how to save up to $800 annually, reduce their carbon footprint, be eligible for prizes donated by local businesses, and help Portsmouth beat Keene.

“The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and can lead to hundreds of dollars in reduced energy costs,” said Sustainability Coordinator Peter Britz. “It’s good for each household, our city and our world. I hope Portsmouth residents will take advantage of this easy opportunity to help our environment.”

Earlier this year, the cities of Portsmouth and Keene launched a competition to see which could inspire the largest percentage of residents to take the brief survey at www.nhcarbonchallenge.org by the end of 2009. The campaign is part of Portsmouth’s commitment to sustainability and its status as one of the East Coast’s first ecomunicipalities. Residents can then forward a copy of their confirmation receipt to CarbonChallenge@cityofportsmouth.com to be eligible for the raffle.

 “Take the NH Carbon Challenge” raffle prizes include a $40 gift certificate to the Portsmouth Brewery, a $25 “market money” certificate that can be redeemed at any Seacoast Growers Association farmers market, tickets to see Brazilian jazz pianist and singer-songwriter Elaine Elias at The Music Hall, two one-year memberships to the Green Alliance providing access to exclusive discounts at 60 local “green” businesses, and three BaileyWorks recycled vinyl totes. The drawing will be held during the first week of January. Winners will be notified by e-mail. 

For more information, click on the “Take the Carbon Challenge” link at www.CityofPortsmouth.com or contact City of Portsmouth Sustainability Coordinator Peter Britz at 610-7215. 


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