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The County of Lake, in conjunction with Pacific Gas and Electric Co., will host a “Green My Home” public workshop at the Lucerne Senior Center on Saturday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The seminar, moderated by District 3 Supervisor Denise Rushing, will consist of a panel covering topics such as “what is a green home,” energy efficiency rebates, waterwise landscaping, indoor air quality, reducing your energy bills, the Energy Partners free weatherization program and various financial assistance programs available to the public. It will be followed with a question-and-answer session.
The “Green My Home” seminar is the first in a series to be held throughout the county. Lucerne was chosen for the first workshop, due to the high number of older homes, the high cost of water, and the number of residents on fixed income.
Free tables will be set up for local related businesses to showcase their products and services, such as solar energy, sustainability products, recycling, etc.
Information will be available to help qualifying low-income residents sign up for various free programs and financial assistance.
Armando Navarro, PG&E’s Customer & Community Relations manager, will present highlights of PG&E’s new Climate Smart Program, a voluntary program designed to help residents offset their carbon emissions. Money from the program is invested in Northern California projects such as reforestation.
The “Green My Home workshop” is part of a larger, joint project between PG&E and County of Lake on “Sustainable Communities.” Potential future projects also include creation of a Lake County Climate Action Plan, energy audits for county buildings, educating small businesses on reducing their energy usage and green building workshops.
The seminar is free and open to all members of the public.
Those interested in more information, showcasing their products or services, becoming involved or attending the future “Train the Trainer” workshop are encouraged to contact Holly Harris or Chuck Lamb at 707-998-0135, email@example.com, or Rushing at 707-263-2368, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Lucerne Alpine Senior Center, 10th and Country Club Drive, Lucerne. Contact: Holly Harris or Chuck Lamb at 707-998-0135, email@example.com, or Rushing at 707-263-2368, firstname.lastname@example.org.