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Volunteers Sought to Help Fight Global Warming

Orono -

ORONO -¬† On October 2, Maine Partners for Cool Communities will be launching a ‚ÄúGreen Sneakers‚ÄĚ project in Orono from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2¬† designed to educate residents about various ways of cutting energy use in the home, which is one of the largest sources of green- house gas emissions in Maine.

Volunteers are needed to go door-to-door to share packets of energy-saving information, to discuss what measures might be the best priorities for each household, and to explain the various financial incentives currently from available from state and federal agencies for weatherization and acquisition of energy-efficient appliances and heating units.

Participants will also distribute a questionnaire pertaining to household sustainability practices, needs, and interests that will be used to plan local projects to reduce energy consumption and to promote a sustainable local economy. The project will continue each Saturday until the end of October. Persons who are willing to participate for one or more Saturday afternoon can sign up online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FS56FRF or by calling Jim Frick at 866-7648.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Jim Frick

Telephone Number: (207)866-7648

Website: http://coolmaine.org/green-sneakers-project

Email: jim.frick@umit.maine.edu