The Direct Energy Buzz – August 12 Edition

With the temperature hitting record highs across North America, why not take some time to cool off this afternoon and kick back to catch up on all the Direct Energy news you missed this week?

We love this green guide on the National Geographic site that we found today! The photos are absolutely amazing and the tips are top notch. Check it out for more information on everything from how to run an eco friendly home to how to plan a green vacation. We think you will find their green car buying guide especially useful.

On Wednesday, we announced the second winner in our Back-To-School Sweepstakes. Tim Harrah, of Michigan, won a $100 gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond. Have you entered the sweepstakes yet? You still have time! Next week we are giving away a $100 gift card to Apple. The grand prize, to be drawn on September 7th, is a brand new MacBook Pro and a $500 American Express gift card! We want to make sure you have everything you need to rock the fall.

We also rolled out our Neighbor-to-Neighbor program in Texas. At Direct Energy, we do more than just provide electricity. We stick with our customers every step of the way. Today’s economy and record-breaking temperatures make it challenging for some people to manage their bills, which is why we are glad to fund the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program in Texas. Check out this video for more information!

The new drought monitor was released this week and the biggest news is that more than half of the southern U.S. is now experiencing severe drought.

Keeping your children safe this summer was also a big theme this week. On the Direct Energy Blog, we posted an article about ways to both keep your little ones safe AND entertained if a big storm happens to roll through your area. Check it out for more information. We also posted an article from about how to keep your children safe in the summer sun.

And now, for the Direct Energy Job of the Week! This week’s featured job is for a Public Relations Specialist in Pittsburgh. Search job number HRC0000002L at for more information.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you visit our BRAND NEW Direct Energy LinkedIn page. We’ll post all of our available jobs here and it’s will be a great resource for your Direct Energy job hunt.