Washington, D.C.—ACEEE is pleased to announce that it will participate in Giving Tuesday 2018, a time for individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27.
As a nonprofit organization, ACEEE relies on the support of donors to conduct energy efficiency research and advocate for clean energy policies. Our research-backed policies and legislation are increasingly important in light of a recent United Nations study on climate change and potential US rollbacks of efficiency standards for vehicles, light bulbs, and appliances.
ACEEE’s research has had substantial impact on state, local, and federal policy, driven in part by our well-regarded scorecards that rank cities, states, utilities, and countries for their efficiency efforts. In addition, ACEEE hosts conferences that bring together thousands of energy professionals each year. The Rural Energy Conference, held last month in Atlanta, was the first event to focus on energy efficiency in rural America, prompting Clean Energy Works’ founder Holmes Hummel to hail it as “historic.”
“ACEEE has benefitted from significant growth in interest from individual donors over the past two years,” said Steven Nadel, ACEEE’s executive director. “We are excited to participate in this day of giving that crystallizes the enthusiasm of our supporters and helps spread the message about important causes, including energy efficiency and the environment.”
About Giving Tuesday:
Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support causes they believe in. Its campaigns have raised more than $300 million online in 150 countries to benefit a broad range of organizations. Much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.