Community Weatherization Coalition Renter’s Initiative

Posted by Alex Parkinson, August 9, 2009

Thanks to Jason, volunteer coordinator at CWC, for letting us know about this:

The CWC will be partnering with Neutral Gator to kick off our “renter’s initiative.” Our first goal in this initiative is to audit and retrofit all 200 units at the Village Green Apartment Complex in east Gainesville. By helping Village Green residents reduce their monthly utility consumption, we will be helping low-income citizens, saving taxpayer dollars, and making our community more environmentally sustainable. Throughout the day on August 29th, we’ll be interviewing residents of Village Green to help them identify ways they can save money on their utility bills, and performing minor retrofits to their apartments (e.g., changing lightbulbs, installing low-flow aerators, etc.). Please note: you do not need to have undergone the CWC auditor training to help out at this event–training will be provided on-site. Please join us for this exciting new stage of the CWC’s development and take part in an opportunity to offset UF Athletics’ carbon emissions. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please RSVP to Angelica Ramdhari at Neutral Gator.