This Earth Day, make energy efficiency a priority

This Earth Day, make energy efficiency a priority

Earth Day is a great opportunity to take small, easy steps to make your home more energy efficient so you can save money year-round.

Plus, by becoming more energy efficient, you can make a real impact on the world. Efficiency is good for the planet. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions, decreases water use, and helps create a healthy environment for us all.*

Here are ten easy tips to help you spring into action today.

  1. Plant trees and shrubs to provide shade on the sunniest sides of your home.
  2. Allow hot foods to cool before putting them in the refrigerator – storing hot food makes your fridge work harder to cool it down.
  3. With the weather warming up, consider cooking a few meals outside to reduce the amount of heat inside your home.
  4. Use light-colored window coverings to help reflect heat away from entering your home.
  5. Use motion sensors for your outdoor lights. That way, they’ll only use energy when they’re on.
  6. Install LED light bulbs in your most frequently used lights – kitchens and bathrooms are a great place to start.
  7. Combine printers, computers, monitors, TVs, game consoles and other electronics on easily accessible smart power strips that can be switched off when not in use.
  8. Add weather stripping to drafty doors and windows.
  9. Combine fans with air conditioning – a fan can allow you to raise the thermostat setting and still stay comfortable.
  10. Wash and rinse laundry with cold water whenever possible.


For more tips — and to check out our full offering of energy efficiency rebates and programs — visit

Earth Day Your Way

Earth Day Your Way

At PPL, the environment is important to us and we know it’s equally important to you! That’s why we’re launching a campaign to honor Earth Day 2021 and we invite you to join us! 

This year’s theme is #RestoreOurEarth. And what better time to get outside and preserve this beautiful environment than during Earth Week? 

To join us, all you have to do is share a photo of you and your family doing something outside to preserve our environment between April 19 – April 25. Make sure you tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #EarthDayMyWay. 

Little girl outside holding a tree

Whether you’re planting a tree or garden, using a reusable water bottle, riding your bike, taking a walk, or discovering native plants, together we can #RestoreOurEarth. 

To learn more about our environmental initiatives, here are just a few programs that demonstrate our commitment:

Community Roots 

Through this program, we provide plants and trees to help preserve the environment where we live, play, and work. 

Wood Recycling Program 

Learn more about how we recycle old or broken utility poles to keep them out of landfills. 

Helping Birds of Prey 

This is how we protect wildlife and keep bald eagles soaring through our territory.