Greensburg, Kansas wants to be the greenest town in America…and they’re on the right track to get there. But they don’t have a solar feed-in-tariff plan…yet. Read what they do have:
The article also offers resources for the rest of us on how to access funds for making our own homes greener:
Get Help To Go Green
As part of its economic-stimulus program, the federal government has allocated more than $5 billion to help Americans make their homes more energy-efficient.
► If you have an annual household income of less than $44,100 (for a family of four), you may qualify for up to $6500 in improvements through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program.
► The DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants Program is awarding an additional $3.2 billion to state, county, and city governments to parcel out for local projects that improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings.
► Greensburg GreenTown: Nonprofit organization promoting Greensburg’s eco-friendly rebuilding initiative. Regularly updated blog tracks progress of projects all over the city.
► City of Greensburg: Greensburg’s official website. Links to various municipal agencies, as well as official information on the city’s rebuilding plan.
► U.S. Green Building Council: Nation’s leading organization for the development of green construction standards and the certification of green building products and techniques.
► Planet Green: The Planet Green cable network is chronicling the rebuilding of Greensburg. Season Two of “ Greensburg” premieres Sunday, May 3, at 9 p.m. ET.
To find out if you qualify for weatherization assistance, based on household income, contact:
Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc.
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 1503 LIHEAP # for Clients: 373-7667
Gainesville, Florida 32602-1503 Admin.-378-5892
Street Address: 2606 N.W. 6th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32609
Executive Director: Mr. Robert Wilford
Comptroller: Ms. Monique Harrison
WAP Coordinator: Mr. Mark Taylor
Phone: (352) 373-9805
FAX: (352) 378-2168
Counties Served: Alachua, Levy, and Marion