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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Program Higlights 2011-2012
    5 percent At the University of Colorado Colorado Springs student volunteers with CoPIRG Energy Service Corps recruited ten dorms to compete for energy reductions The dorms cut their energy use an average of 10 4 percent prevented 46 000 pounds of carbon from being released into the atmosphere and saved the school 1 800 in lower energy bills in just one month Organizing Alternative Energy Spring Breaks This spring 92 college student volunteers travelled to dozens of cities in an intensive education campaign that reached over 6 500 students and community members in just 30 days In many communities local elected officials and leaders in sustainability joined PIRG Energy Service Corps volunteers to bring the message of energy efficiency to local children In Colorado University of Colorado Colorado Springs students visited the mountain town of Durango and taught 40 classes in just a few days In just two years COPIRG Energy Service Corps has educated almost 50 percent of the students in the Durango School District in ways they can save energy Students at California s Santa Monica Community College spent their break targeting neighborhoods in downtown Los Angeles often missed by other energy outreach efforts Volunteers knocked on hundreds of doors in Koreatown to educate residents about simple energy saving measures and connect them with additional local initiatives from EnergyStar appliance rebates to programs for solar and other renewable technologies In New Jersey 34 NJPIRG Energy Service Corps AmeriCorps members journeyed to Trenton Newark and Atlantic City schools providing 1 600 children with energy saving lessons and tips to take home to their parents In Wisconsin State Senator David Hansen joined a dozen University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students in teaching Green Bay middle school kids about the importance of energy efficiency On their spring

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/top-news/program-higlights-2011-2012 (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - MLK Day of Service Across California
    the way to San Diego students went out into the community to serve their community in celebration of MLK With seven different events across the state 55 volunteers went door to door bringing energy education to 312 householdsto help them save energy the environment and money all at the same time A couple highlights from the day were working with Riverside City Councilor to hold an energy education table for

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/top-news/mlk-day-of-service-across-california (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - CALPIRG's Energy Service Corps Launches Project Axiom: Home Survey Blitz
    efficiencies in their home Some of the easiest methods that were identified include turning down the heat a few degrees changing old incandescent lightbulbs to more efficient CFLs unplugging electronics or using a powerstrip and insulating the hot water heater with an insulating blanket By implementing these simple changes we recommend at the door people can expect to see real energy savings For instance residents can expect to save 55

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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - CoPIRG’s Energy Service Corps Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with a Day of Service
    we suggest at the door people can save quite a bit on their energy bill For example for every degree a family turns down their heat in the winter they can save 1 on their energy bill On top of providing homeowners and renters with these useful energy saving tips volunteers went a step further and signed people up for a free home energy upgrade Through these upgrades Energy Service Corps helps people save even more by going into their home and sealing up cracks around windows and doors insulating hot water pipes and doing other small repairs around the house Such repairs can help people save up to 15 on their energy bill Denver In Denver 20 volunteers from CU Denver conducted 60 surveys and gave homeowners both simple tips to save energy and free CFL light bulbs CU Regent Michael Carrigan spoke to the volunteers before they headed out to the neighborhood and highlighted how inspiring it was that students were commemorating the day by making a difference in the community CU Denver students and Regent Carrigan showing off CFL light bulbs they handed out Fort Collins In Fort Collins 11 CSU students road their bikes to Old Town to conduct 48 basic energy surveys When Campus Organizer Terra Smith spoke with one woman Gail about sealing the cracks around her windows and doors she said she s been wanting to but didn t know how Terra recommended caulking and weatherstripping and Gail was very excited and appreciative of the tip Along with helping people like Gail the volunteers also signed up 12 people for future energy upgrades CSU Campus Organizer training volunteers on how to conduct energy surveys Boulder In Boulder 10 CU students worked to educate residents of The Hill They conducted 25 surveys in primarily

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/top-news/copirg-s-energy-service-corps-commemorates-the-10th-anniversary-of-9/11-with-a-day-of-service (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - WISPIRG's Energy Service Corps Conducts More Energy Education Tours!
    Education Tours By Kelly Rickman 06 12 2011 In May more than 50 AmeriCorps members and volunteers with WISPIRG s Energy Service Corps spent a week visiting classrooms in Western Southern and Central Wisconsin Through fun engaging lessons like Energy Charades and Energy Detectives Energy Service Corps members taught nearly 2 000 children what energy is where it comes from and why it s important to conserve it Previous Next

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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - WISPIRG's Energy Service Corps Launches 'Power to the People' Campaign
    make it easy for people to make the biggest impact possible on their energy use and their energy bills by helping them understand more about home improvement projects and the local state and federal energy incentives and assistance programs available for these projects Energy Service Corps volunteers visited Community Advocates a multi site community service agency in Milwaukee to formally launch the campaign and teach staff residents community members and

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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Denver students team up with local nonproft to hand out light bulbs and much more on MLK day
    Energy Service Corps at the Auraria campus in Denver partnered up with Groundwork Denver to distribute CFL light bulbs and other resources to homes in North Park Hill Ground Work Denver organized the event and invited local non profits as well as 150 community members from the Denver area Programs like free recycling free energy assessments and weatherization along with offers for free street trees were brought to the doorsteps

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/top-news/denver-students-team-up-with-local-nonproft-to-hand-out-light-bulbs-and-much-more-on-mlk-day (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - CoPIRG's Energy Service Corps Volunteers Spend Winter Break Educating 1200 Youth About Energy Efficiency
    to sign up for free Energy Service Corps energy assessments and home weatherization We chose this age range because it s never too early to start teaching people about energy conservation said Lisa Ritland CU Boulder s CoPIRG campus organizer It s hard to break habits as an adult so starting the process when they re 6 is much more effective Highlights Denver Auraria students did a six day presentation for 2 nd graders at the Denver Green School Over the course of a week the 2 nd graders played games made arts and crafts and learned a lot about saving energy On the last day they did an energy assessment of the classroom and all the students signed a pledge to reduce their energy at home by doing simple things like turning off the lights when they leave the room Auraria student Jammie Hammons playing an energy version of The Game of Life with the Denver Green School 2 nd graders CU Boulder CU Boulder did a school wide assembly for 300 pre 8 th grade kids at the Boulder Country Day School which was a huge success They also taught an energetic group of kindergartners at Scribbles Academy who were ferociously eager to learn listen and participate with Energy Service Corps team After a fun lesson about where energy comes from the young students took to their seats to create Please Turn Off The Light stickers for all the light switches in their homes Check out the Colorado Daily for more highlights CU Boulder students performing a school wide assembly at the Boulder Country Day School CU Boulder students Emily Genuardi and Jamie O Connell with Scribble s Academy kindergartners Colorado State CSU students did three presentations during Education Week First graders at Laurel Elementary in Fort Collins

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/top-news/copirgs-energy-service-corps-volunteers-spend-winter-break-educating-1200-youth-about-energy-efficiency (2016-04-29)
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