Published February 11, 2020,
It’s been a few months since our last update on the Energy Efficiency Peer Learning Cohort. CUB has been partnering with Twin Cities neighborhood-based groups and other organizations to improve energy efficiency opportunities for black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), renters, and low-income communities.
We have been very busy this winter and are in the process of developing principles and program ideas for energy efficiency programs that would address some of the systemic inequities especially experienced by these communities.
In the upcoming months, the Cohort will be offering a series of public workshops to provide practical advice for residential consumers to better take advantage of existing programs as well as share the ideas and visions for improved programs of the future. Workshops are all free and open to the public. We encourage you to participate.
Heat & Greet: Winter Heating & Weatherization Workshop
Date: Thursday, February 27th, 5:30-8:00 pm
Location: Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, 3451 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
The workshop will include:
- Tips/tricks to make your homes warmer and healthier
- Giveaways to keep your home warm and healthy
- Help with income-based energy assistance applications (funds to help pay your utility bills)
- Free utility bill consultation (please bring a copy of your utility bill)
- Drink warm beverages and share stories of thriving in winter
This workshop will be also be offered in St. Paul in March. Look for additional details soon.
Discussion of Proposed Energy Efficiency Program Improvements
Date: Wednesday, April 22nd, 5:00-7:30 pm
Location: To be determined
At this meeting, the Cohort will present its vision for improved energy efficiency programs.
Stay tuned to CUB’s newsletter and event calendar for additional updates on the important work of this project.
Updated March 9, 2020: The Building Local Power- Cooperatives for Housing and Energy Workshop originally mentioned in this blog have been canceled.
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