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Vice President, Government and External Affairs Pepco, An Exelon Company

William is responsible for engaging in stakeholder relations with state and local officials, community leaders and businesses, consumer and nonprofit organizations within the Pepco Maryland...

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In Celebration of Earth Day, M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County and Pepco Partner to Help Residents Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Riverdale, MD - The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County has a mission to conserve and protect the natural spaces and species that call our county home. The Department is committed to making the best efforts to uphold sustainable practices. To continue that mission, The Department encourages Prince George’s County residents to reduce their carbon footprint by taking simple, daily actions. The app, called EcoCRED, is an effective and user-friendly tool to assist in doing so.

“When each of us makes small changes in our daily routine, using tools like EcoCRED, we build habits that help reduce our ecological footprint,” states Bill Tyler, Director of the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation. “The EcoCred App will provide residents with information on the Department’s sustainability efforts and events, and how they can take part,” Tyler concludes.

Benefits of the EcoCRED App include:

  • Build Eco-Friendly Habits - Discover simple daily actions that truly make a difference (like Bring your own bag and Veggie Day). After you choose your habits, the app will help you stay on track.
  • Measure & Track Your Footprint - Use the ecological footprint calculator to measure your environmental impact and track your progress toward lowering it.
  • Get Offsets - With offsets, you can lower your impact on the planet and help bring powerful sustainable initiatives (like wind farms) to life.
  • Collective Action - Join over 40,000 EcoCRED members and be part of collective climate action. See how your individual efforts tally up and reduce carbon emissions.

 

“At Pepco, we are committed to powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities,” said William Ellis, Pepco region vice president. "We are pleased to partner with the Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County to help customers make more sustainable decisions that are healthy for our environment.” 

 

The EcoCRED App can be downloaded in the Apple app store, Google play store, and here. Learn how you can help make a difference. Start building eco-friendly habits today.

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Matt Chester on Apr 23, 2021

That's so interesting-- I'd be very curious to hear about some customer stories about how this led to real changes in their daily life

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William Ellis on Apr 23, 2021

Yes, same here, we just recently relaunched our ReduceUse DC Pledge, I'm hoping this app will be an easy why residents can take credit for the actions to reduce energy usage.

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Jim Stack on Apr 27, 2021

Nice they acknowleged Earth Day. It seems they could have provided a list of low hanging items people could do other than buying credits. There are some many easy things like buying long lasting LED lights that are 10 times more efficient. They could walk or ride a bike instead of taking the big home vehicle for short trips. They could also eat veggies most days and not just one. 

   Maybe they can show some results and see what is the biggest items most people did and what was the result. I'd like to see more things like this all year long and not just on Earth Day. 

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