Acting green to save a little green--that's the theory behind a new program in the District that rewards residents if they cut back on their utility costs.
The premise is simple: the more you save on your energy bills, the more coupons and discounts you earn from local businesses. Starting this week, residents can sign-up with a local start-up called Earth Aid. The company calculates your energy consumption from the past year - it uses your electric, gas, and water bills to create a base-line. Then, you get points each month based on how much you save.
About 30 local businesses have signed up to partner with Earth Aid. D.C. is the first city to go live with program.
Click here for a link to Earth Aid.
Patrick Madden reports...