Nine recent college graduates have come together under the direction of the Student Conservation Association to work on an energy efficiency pilot program in Connecticut. Together we are the Clean Energy Corps, a group of passionate young individuals interested in making a difference. We are working on the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge to help residents across fourteen towns reduce their energy use by 20% by 2013.
One unique program we are responsible for is a free in home lighting retrofit where we replace up to 25 high use incandescent light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs. In just 18 months we have helped more than 450 homes cut their collective energy costs by $46,000 and avoided 209,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
We raise awareness and serve as a resource for residents interested in deeper energy saving measures through energy assessments, upgrades, and renewable energy sources. So far, our efforts have saved CT residents an equivalent of 7,479,121 kilowatt-hours and $904,112, and avoided 6,035,626 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
We, the CT Clean Energy Corps, are doing our part to create an America built to last!
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