Saving Raleigh Residents Money and Resources
With the goal of helping Raleigh residents save money and resources, the City launched the Sustainable Home Program which introduces ideas and actions residents can implement immediately using low-cost, easy-to-use techniques. The community-focused, education-driven program is administered through the City of Raleigh Office of Sustainability and available to both homeowners and renters. Funding is provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Sustainable Home Program will work through Raleigh Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs) and other local organizations to host free meetings for residents. There will be demonstrations, tips and information to help homeowners save energy and reduce their utility bills. By implementing just a few small changes in their household routines, residents will experience savings.
"The City is excited to roll out this modest program that will give residents the opportunity to save money and learn a variety of conservation techniques," said Paula Stroup, Sustainable Home Project Manager. "We wanted to create an outreach and education program that is open to all residents, regardless of income or age, because we're all struggling in these tough economic times. We're pleased to have the support of City Council in this effort to improve the quality of life for Raleigh residents."
Office of Sustainability staff is available to attend neighborhood meetings, local events, and community festivals to offer the Sustainable Home Program education and free supplies to groups of 20 or more adults. Education will focus on weatherization, energy efficiency, green cleaning, water conservation, recycling, and landscaping. Please allow 45 minutes for the workshop.
For more details, or to schedule a workshop, contact Paula Stroup at 919-996-4256 or Paula.Stroup@raleighnc.gov.