Wisconsin Public Service has put an August 23 deadline for Northwoods non-profits to enter the "2013 Energy Challenge". This is the third year WPS is sponsoring the challenge.
Up to 20 selected non-profits could earn up to $1,500 for their conservation efforts and also help the community save energy.
WPS spokesperson Leah Van Zile says the challenge is designed to have non-profits do tasks that save energy...
"...there's a service component which is install 10 weatherization kits provided by WPS in community members homes...that need some weatherization. The second is the personal energy behavior change whereby 10 members of the organization reduce their electric use over the two month challenge period...."
Also, the groups track members energy awarness efforts and the organization must secure ten new sign-ups for a WPS or Focus on Energy program.
The challenge will run during October and November. Non-profits within the WPS service area are eligible. The top three groups completing the challenge and save the most energy will get $1,500 grants. The remaining 17 organizations will get a $1,000 grant. More information is on the WPS website.