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Who We Are
One Change empowers people to believe that simple actions matter and to make smart choices that protect the environment.
Through our award-winning initiatives, we make energy conservation accessible, relevant, and personal by engaging citizens, community groups, and municipalities to promote simple yet effective changes that have a global impact.
From making the switch to more efficient light bulbs, to using water-saving showerheads and keeping car tires properly inflated, small changes really can make a big difference.
One Change's fuel efficiency initiative seeks to eliminate the use of millions of gallons of fuel by encouraging people to check their tire pressure regularly, to perform basic regular auto maintenance, to adopt fuel-conserving driving practices and ultimately to make fuel efficiency a priority when buying their next car.
It all began in the summer of 2004.
Researching energy-efficient refrigerators on the Energy Star website, One Change founder Stuart Hickox discovered a surprising statistic: If every household in Canada replaced just one incandescent light bulb with a CFL bulb, the reduction in pollution would be the equivalent of taking 66,000 cars off the road.
"How hard can it be to get everyone to change one light bulb?" Stuart wondered.
Stuart joined forces with a couple of friends to create a not-for-profit organization that would bridge the gap between awareness and action. Project Porchlight was born. The team decided to make it possible for people to deliver free energy efficient bulbs in their own neighbourhoods.
The One Change organization was founded in 2006 to help bring Project Porchlight to communities across North America and to spearhead practical, community-based environmental initiatives. Since then, One Change has expanded to other initiatives including its latest fuel efficiency camapigns where free digital tire gauges are delivered door-to-door and at community events.
To date, One Change campaigns have reached over 1,200 communities in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Vermont, Puget Sound and New Jersey. Over 14,000 volunteers from over 3,500 community groups are currently engaged and have participated in the delivery of over 3.7 million free energy conservation measures across Canada and the United States alongside its Simple actions matter™ message.
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