Direct Energy Buzz November 18th edition

It’s Friday again? This week has just flown by! It must be the anticipation of Thanksgiving next week that’s getting us through. So, let’s get right to our weekly recap!

On Monday, we highlighted a fantastic energy saving contest for college students called “The Campus Conservation Nationals” sponsored by the Alliance to Save Energy. The contest challenges college and university dormitories to go green by saving energy and water. The challenges cumulative goal is to save one gigawatt-hour of electricity. Get involved!

Tuesday, we reminded you that it was National Philanthropy Day. We hope you took a little bit of time out of your day to do something good or pay tribute to a great contributor.

In the spirit of philanthropic news, we wanted to recognize our employees in our Pittsburgh offices. Rachel Fry donated her hair to the Locks of Love organization on her birthday, Thursday. Rachel wasn’t the only one! 16 of our other Pittsburgh employee shaved their heads to raise over $8,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Keep up the good work!

On Wednesday, we were happy to announce that we are bringing 115 new positions to our Tulsa, Oklahoma office! These jobs range from areas including customer contract management, operational leadership management, business change, IT, training and development. Be sure to visit our job fair Tuesday, December 6, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the first floor atrium at our offices in the CityPlex Towers. We would love to see you out there. Check out more details here.

Lastly, we are really happy to announce that Direct Energy has stepped in to keep the lights on for the Harrisburg Holiday Parade. The popular parade has been a city tradition for over 25 years and we are happy to have helped keep that tradition alive.

Speaking of the holidays – We wanted to share some great gift ideas for the nature lovers in your life.  These suggestions might just come in handy to help de-stress the holiday rush.

Have a great weekend, everybody, and happy Thanksgiving! Check back in each Friday for a new Direct Energy Buzz post!

Special thanks to Flickr user joiseyshowaa for the photo.