Temple Energy Challenge


Each in your own way, you’ve all helped Temple achieve a surprising and amazing feat in the Energy Challenge competition. We’ve surpassed our goal for 10% participation and are just one shy of helping 15% of our households participate–AND WE ARE IN THE TOP TEN CITIES AND TOWNS IN NEW ENGLAND for the number of participants we’ve engaged in the Carbon Challenge- 74 participants!! Little tiny Temple is the 7th highest town in NE for the number of participants in the Carbon Challenge!

Thank you to everyone who helped us do such an amazing job. Our 3 month period for the competition ended yesterday, the 9th. And we are still in the lead….WAY ahead…in the competition for the ice cream social, which will continue for Jaffrey awhile longer and until the end of June for Bennington.

If anyone asks you if they can still do it, please encourage them to. Just our leg of the competition has ended, but our Energy Challenge goes on.

Hurrah for Temple!

February 9 – May 9

Temple’s in a 3-month ENERGY CHALLENGE

We’re battling with Jaffrey, Rindge, and Bennington to see which town can help the highest percentage of households take a survey on their energy usage and take one new step to trim it down.

The winning town will get a free ice cream social — with frozen yogurt from Stonyfield Farms and ice cream donated by our own Connelly Brothers Dairy Farm.

Right now we’re in the lead. Let’s keep it up!


1. Get your fuel & electric bills
2. Visit www.myenergyplan.net
3. Click on “Personal Energy Planner” and take the survey about your household energy usage.
4. Click “what’s my carbon footprint” to see your C02 output.
5. THEN click at least 1 out of the 60 recommended steps you could take to reduce your energy usage and costs.

That’s IT! You’re done!
Help your household. Help Temple…


Don’t use commas- for 1,000 write 1000.
– For help calculating yearly usage, click on the little “fuel tool” found above the survey questions.
– There is no “Submit” button. You’re participation counts after you click at least one step to save energy!
– Just ignore the “Communities” icon, it’s not for towns.
– No need to be exact! A good estimate is good enough!

Go Temple!

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