Community Volunteers Reach Out to Residents on Home Energy Efficiency
By David Hauck
Montgomery County Sierra Club &
Member of the Conservation Montgomery Advisory Council
We can help you can save energy and money this fall and winter.
The Montgomery County Sierra Club is offering presentations throughout the county on the "Top Ten Energy Saving Tips" to help homeowners plan energy conservation projects. Tips include information on how much energy and money you can save on efficient lighting, proper insulation and air sealing, and the use of programmable thermostats. There are also tips on the benefits of home energy audits and money saving government and utility company incentive programs. Finally, Sierra Club members involved in the project will help people who come to the event plan their energy saving projects and follow up with them with additional resources and information to help get the projects done. To make this project a success, we need people like you, to host presentations!
Here's how it works:
1) We provide trained presenters who are local Sierra Club members who have taken steps to make their homes more energy efficient. We supply informational handouts and follow up after the event to provide additional information to attendees. All we need is a host for these presentations and a site (a home, a community association meeting room, faith-based institution).
2) Once the date, time and place for the presentation are set, we help you advertise it to your neighbors and/or other Sierra Club members in your neighborhood. If an organization sponsors the presentation, we can provide sample emails and a newsletter announcement to advertise the event.
3) At the event, the presenter collects contact information from attendees who would like to receive additional energy efficiency information.
4) After the presentations, we send thank you emails and conduct follow up calls with additional information on home energy efficiency.
Please become part of our energy-saving community by signing up today to host a presentation. Contact: Susan Eisendrath, Energy Efficiency Project Co-Lead, susan.eisendrath@gmail for more information, to become a presenter, or to host a presentation.