The Green Effect

American Power and Gas (located in Seminole, Florida) is making big waves in the green energy market. We currently operate in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, states that have deregulated their energy, giving consumers more options about how to power their homes and businesses. Many residential and commercial clients prefer to work with American Power and Gas over their basic utility provider because we emphasize environmentally friendly energy (in addition to offering outstanding customer service, great rates, and hefty annual rebates). At American Power and Gas, we take our corporate responsibility seriously. In addition to constantly seeking out and expanding our green energy resources, we recently launched The Green Effect, an initiative to raise awareness about and further promote cleaner power. Read on to learn more about this campaign and how you can join in to protect our planet.

Our Philosophy


According to the 2006 American Environmental Values Survey, “over 80% of Americans worry about the environment in general and specifically about poisons, extinction of large animals, asthma, health in general, and the well-being of future generations.” Unfortunately, despite these widespread concerns, many people think that their behavior can have little impact on Earth’s environment. At American Power and Gas, we believe that individuals can make a big difference.

The philosophy behind The Green Effect comes from Edward Lorenz, a meteorologist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who changed both scientific and moral thought when he published his 1972 paper “Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?” He “realized that small differences in a dynamic system such as the atmosphere…could trigger vast and often unsuspected results.” On a practical level, this explained why weather patterns are often so unpredictable, but, more importantly, this concept motivated people to realize that even minor actions can have major effects. With The Green Effect, we encourage our clients and allies to be Brazilian butterflies, flapping their small, individual wings to help create a greener planet.


Unite, Promote, and Inform

The purpose of The Green Effect is three-fold. In addition to providing our current customers with the cleanest, most ecologically friendly power we can find, we strive to:
Unite individuals, business owners, collaborators, friends, family, and anyone else who wants to do something to protect the Earth. Bringing people together can help us have an even bigger impact.
Promote an eco-friendly lifestyle and green power.
Inform people about the environmental issues we face today, potential renewable energy sources (from solar power to wind) and what they can do to help the cause.


How You Can Lead a Greener Lifestyle

Learning about global ecology can help you gain a conceptual understanding of contemporary environmental issues, but making the most of the butterfly effect requires making changes to your day-to-day routine. One of the primary aims of The Green Effect is to teach our customers and other participants simple ways to live in a more environmentally friendly manner. To that end, we regularly publish helpful articles for daily greener living, such as


The Power of Partnerships

Another facet of The Green Effect is our collaboration with other companies to expand our influence, reach more people, and take even greater corporate responsibility for our planet. We’ve forged partnerships with a multitude of similarly minded local businesses, such as:

  • Breaking Solutions, a demolition company
  • Marshalls Creek Spices, which packages and retails various herbs, spices, and blends
  • Hunter Realty
  • Melodia Grill
  • Wrap Pack and Mail
  • Drake’s, a full-service heating, air conditioning, generator, plumbing, and pool care company
  • And more!

As a consumer, you can support the cause by putting your money where your mouth is and patronizing these environmentally friendly businesses.


Become a Part of the Green Effect

We welcome everyone to join our campaign for a cleaner, greener Earth. Contact us today to learn more about this program, drop us a line, or ask any questions you may have about green energy. If you own a home or business in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania, enroll with American Power and Gas for renewable energy.