Pledge Requirements

Organizations that choose to take the pledge must do must agree to the following:

  1. To use electricity that is generated from 100 percent renewable resources in all their operations. This can be done by:
    • Generating electricity on-site using renewable resources (solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal)
    • Generating electricity off-site using renewable resources (solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal)
    • Participating in a renewable energy aggregation with other organizations
    • Purchasing renewable electricity from a retail electric provider
    • Purchasing renewable energy credits (RECS) – this is the least desirable method and show be limited to no more than 10 percent of your total electricity usage
    • Some combination of the above
  2. Promote the benefits of the use of 100% renewable energy to their students and employees through awareness campaigns during Earth month (April)

How to participate

  1. Print out the pledge form.
  2. Have your President/CEO/Chancellor sign the form. We recommend conducting a brief signing ceremony and photo shoot with students and college/university personnel so that you can later:
    • Distribute the information to students/employees/donors via your portal or newsletters (Send us the link so we can link to the story from this website also.)
    • Send a news release to your local media (template)
    • Share the information with your local chambers of commerce
  3. Upload a copy of the signed pledge.