ComEd Energy Force
Beyond candy making, lunch preparation, household chores, and multitudes of events at the Special Olympics, Elizabeth (see page 1 story about DO-Abilities) was recently chosen to be a ComEd Energy Force Ambassador. As one of nearly 30 Ambassadors, Elizabeth will share information about ways to save energy and give out materials and energy saving devices, such as surge protectors and refrigerator thermometers to community groups, businesses, and individuals at neighborhood festivals and events.
The ComEd Energy Force program is a public awareness initiative about energy efficiency that is led by volunteer ambassadors who have disabilities. Through the program, Elizabeth and the other Ambassadors are gaining valuable experience in organizational skills, connecting with the public, and building skills for working in the community.
Launched in 2011, “ComEd's Energy Force is the first and only program organized by a U.S. utility company designed specifically to help empower individuals with developmental disabilities to reduce their electricity use and save money—and educate others to do the same,” according ComEd. It is 100% appropriate that it is ComEd that is “emPOWERing” individuals with disabilities. We are extremely grateful to ComEd and all the businesses in our community that share that belief.