Press release from GlobeNewswire (a Nasdaq OMX company)
Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program Teams Up With Chicago Fire Soccer Club to Tackle Energy Waste
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As soccer season heats up, the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club have teamed up to encourage fans to "Take the Pledge" to save energy at home. "Take the Pledge" by visiting NicorGasRebates.com and receive tips on how to reduce energy waste through small, no- or low-cost actions such as changing your furnace filter and programming your thermostat. Using a simple online tool, you can see your energy savings add up and compare how your progress stacks up to others in your area—including your favorite Fire players.
"The goal of the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program is to help our customers save energy. Everyone knows that conserving energy is important—but we also want to make it fun," said Kevin Kirby, vice president, energy efficiency of Nicor Gas. "Take the Pledge is an interactive way to show that simple steps can add up to big savings. And we've seen firsthand the passion the Fire fans have for their team, so we're excited to see how that sparks an interest in conserving energy at home."
It's not just the fans that are pledging to reduce energy use. The Chicago Fire Soccer Club and the players themselves are also getting in on the action.
"The whole Club is excited about taking the Pledge," said Julian Posada, president of Chicago Fire Soccer Club. "It's a great way to infuse a little education into match day while also helping Fire fans save energy and money at home. We've already been inspired to make energy-efficiency improvements to our Toyota Park home."
Steps to savings
- Pledge to do three to five simple things to save energy and money.
- Track your progress using MyEnergy, a simple online tool.
- Win! If you live in Nicor Gas' service territory, you're eligible for prizes including tickets to Chicago Fire games, team merchandise, autograph sessions with the players and more! One lucky person will win a trip to watch the Chicago Fire play the Red Bulls in New York this October.
To learn more about the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program or to "Take the Pledge," visit NicorGasRebates.com.
About Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program provides rebates and incentives to help businesses and residents save energy and money. Eligible customers gain the education, resources and financial rebates to offset the cost of installing and implementing energy efficiency projects. For more information about the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program, visit NicorGasRebates.com.
The Take the Pledge logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=13373
About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS) provides natural gas delivery service to more than two million customers. In operation since 1954, the company's service territory encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information on Nicor Gas, visit www.nicorgas.com.
About Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire on October 8, 1997, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club enters its 15th Major League Soccer season. The Fire won the MLS Cup in its inaugural campaign in 1998 and was crowned champion of U.S. Soccer's national tournament, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. In June 2006, the Fire moved into its world-class home of TOYOTA PARK, located in Bridgeview, IL. For more information on the Chicago Fire, please visit the club's official website at www.Chicago-Fire.com.
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