Chalk drawing to launch the first Green Sneakers canvass that reached 2000 Maine homes. Trained volunteers went door to door, bringing the news about energy savings to the neighborhood level, and giving out our signature Green Sneakers reusable green bags, with energy gifts and packets of information.
This map of Maine shows the sites of the 75 home walk thru, energy efficiency evaluations Green Sneakers staff and volunteers performed for free in the Midcoast area by Spring of 2012.
Brian Robinson of Evergreen Home Performance shows house party guests how to understand the revelations of the infra-red camera.
House party guests prepare to climb into an attic to see the solutions provided for this home--air sealing, cellulose insulation bins, and insulated hatch opening.
At a Green Sneakers House Party showing off a completed home retrofit, guests check out the moisture barrier membrane and sprayed foundation wall insulation installed by Evergreen Home Performance. Wet basement problem solved!
Some members of the Green Sneakers high school student group, Future Homeowners, from CHRHS, were invited to meet with Senator Susan Collins. In the photo are Matt Clark, Keira Haining (intern), Anabel Carter, Senator Collins, Eliza Carter, and Kristina Alex (intern).
Future Homeowners from the Watershed Community School of Rockland explore the revelations of the infra-red camera during an audit of a home.
Paul Sheperd of Penobscot Home Perfomance of Belfast sets up a blower door test as part of a collaboration with Green Sneakers Project and The Island Institute of Rockland, for a hands on workshop for high school students in 2012.
One step of a successful training done collaboratively with Green Sneakers and the Island Institute of Rockland. Certified energy adviser, Jessie Davis, donated her time and shared her expertise with eager GS volunteers and members of the Vinal Haven Energy Club, who are now prepared to conduct free home walk thrus in their communities.
Some members of the Vinal Haven Energy Club find air and moisture leaks in an attic during GS training for conducting their own free, home walk thru energy efficiency evaluations.
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Welcome to Cool Maine Communities
The Cool Communities/Cities Campaign enables volunteers to build political demand for smart energy solutions in communities and cities around Maine uses the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and the Maine Governor’s Carbon Challenge as organizing centerpieces around which other solutions can be built.