Northwest Natural Gas Company and Miller Paint Company launched “Paint Your Home Green,” a contest where one lucky homeowner will win a free, professional exterior painting of their house with low-VOC Miller paint.

The second-place winner gets to have one room in their home professionally painted with eco-friendly Green Seal Certified Miller paint and 25 others will each receive a gallon of the same paint.

The “Paint Your Home Green” contest is meant to raise awareness about NW Natural’s carbon offset program Smart Energy. Through Smart Energy, customers can offset greenhouse gas emissions from their energy use by supporting local projects that capture methane from cow waste and turn it into a renewable energy source.

“Even when we use less energy at home, most of us still produce some greenhouse gases that can be captured elsewhere through Smart Energy,” said Bill Edmonds, NW Natural director of environmental management and sustainability.

Miller Paint Co. is a Smart Energy partner. It participates by offsetting emissions produced when heating its stores with natural gas. Miller Paint offsets 392 tons of greenhouse gases annually through the Smart Energy program.

“We like the idea of being able to offset our carbon waste from the energy used to operate our business and are grateful that NW Natural has a program allowing us to do this,” said Steve Dearborn, Miller Paint Co. CEO and president, and Smart Energy customer.

Since 2007, Smart Energy customers have funded 212,460 tons of greenhouse gas reductions. That’s equivalent to taking 40,154 cars off the road.

To enter the “Paint Your Home Green” contest visit now, or any Miller Paint Company store within NW Natural’s service territory after February 27. Entries must be received before April 30. Current NW Natural Smart Energy customers or those who enroll at during the contest period are automatically entered to win.

Visit for a complete list of contest rules and eligibility.

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