Monroe County is competing for $5 million and CHANGE!

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The Monroe County Energy Challenge (MCEC) is a community-wide effort to reduce energy use in order to win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy PrizeAt the same time, we’ll improve our quality of life, reduce our environmental impact, and save money too.

To win, we need to save more energy in houses, schools, and government buildings than just 49 other communities across the country.  We’re the only community competing from the State of Indiana.

There are so many ways to join this huge community effort, from making your own home more energy efficient, to sharing info about the Challenge with your neighbors, to setting up a Challenge Team in your workplace, faith community or neighborhood.  Every household in the county is included in the competition, which means everyone can contribute to the effort  in some way.


The Monroe County Energy Challenge (MCEC) is a joint effort of the City of Bloomington, the Towns of Ellettsville and Stinesville, Monroe County Government, the Monroe County School Corporation, the Richland Bean-Blossom School Corporation, the Indiana University Office of Sustainability, Ivy Tech, the South Central Community Action Program, Vectren Energy, South Central Indiana REMC, and many others.

To learn more about the competition, visit the Georgetown University Energy Prize.   Want more info on the local effort? Email or call 812.349.3837.

Check out our Energy Plan here.

4 thoughts on “Monroe County is competing for $5 million and CHANGE!”

  1. I am circulating your announcements to all 200+ residents at the Meadowood Retirement Community on Bloomingon’s north side.

    1. Thank you Michael! Support like yours is what we will need to have the biggest impact! Check back for more resources as we get this website up and running.

    1. Hi Cathy! The only energy (electricity and natural gas) use that will be included from the Showers Building are City and County accounts. So private businesses in the building will not be taken into account for competition. …However, we’d be extra happy if our efforts rubbed off on our neighbors in the building, and everyone reduced their energy use! 🙂

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