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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps -
    leave this field empty AmeriCorps Home About Us Our Program Get Involved Results Our Locations Log In Username Password Create a new account About Us Mission Contact Us Find us on facebook twitter 2011 PIRG Energy Service Corps Privacy Policy

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/top-news/copirgs-energy-service-corps-spend-spring-break-making-a-difference?op=auth;method=init (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Students Spend Winter Break Teaching Children About Energy Conservation
    the Maple Ave and Abington Ave schools Chelsea Albucher the Sustainability Officer for the Mayor of Newark came to the Maple Ave School to help teach children about global warming and energy use In addition Zaida Polanco from La Casa De Don Pedro a community partner that works on weatherizing homes in Newark taught a lesson with the Energy Service Corps volunteers Energy Service Corps also taught at 4 after school programs in Newark At Park Elementary School Sam Galvez the Parent Coordinator for the Newark Public Schools told student volunteers that he appreciated their work and thought that the message of energy conservation is extremely important On the second day Energy Service Corps taught 318 students at Mott Elementary Franklin Elementary and Columbus Elementary schools in Trenton They also hosted an event at the Columbus School to officially launch Education Week Many people turned out to celebrate the service and efforts of Energy Service Corps In attendance were Tony Campbell Dean of Students at Rider University and Chair of the NJ Commission for National and Community Service Donna Teel Training Office for the Commission Mark Valli CEO of NJ After 3 Kyesha Hood MLK Day Assistant and Riva Thomas Outreach Coordinator for the NJ Department of Human Services During the program a few people spoke about the importance of teaching children about energy Doug O Malley from Environment New Jersey Colin Cherry Aid to the Mayor of Trenton and Superintendent Rodney Lofton all had positive things to say about the work being done this week Also Assemblyman Reed Gusciora presented a proclamation to the AmeriCorps members and other participants on behalf of himself Senator Shirley K Turner and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman On the final day Energy Service Corps taught 428 children at the Gregory Elementary School and Amerigo

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/top-news/students-spend-winter-break-teaching-children-about-energy-conservation (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Our Service Trip to North Carolina
    hours to work with the local Community Action Opportunities Weatherization Services for three days During our stay we weatherized 12 units all homes of low income people who have previously been homeless During the week we helped by installing weather stripping on doors sealing cracks with caulk and spray foam prepping attics for insulation and other projects Our work in Asheville was highlighted on the Channel 13 news and the

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/top-news/our-service-trip-to-north-carolina (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps -
    leave this field empty AmeriCorps Home About Us Our Program Get Involved Results Our Locations Log In Username Password Create a new account About Us Mission Contact Us Find us on facebook twitter 2011 PIRG Energy Service Corps Privacy Policy

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/top-news/students-spend-spring-break-weatherizing-homes?op=auth;method=init (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Energy Service Corps In The News
    PIRG Energy Service Corps Energy Service Corps In The News

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/recent-stories?func=search (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - CU-Boulder students give Boulder mayor's home A+ for efficiency
    to find improvements that could reduce a family s energy use Kimberly Petrick an Energy Service Corps intern said the assessment produced an A for the mayor s energy use and his home s efficiency We know his house is really efficient Petrick said We are more interested in seeing what he s done and using it as a example for other homes The group an arm of the CU chapter of the Colorado Public Interest Research Group or CoPIRG performs the free energy assessments and improvements around Boulder in an effort to increase sustainability city wide Petrick said Despite completing more than 100 surveys this fall Applebaum s home was the first the students had assessed with net zero efficiency We end up being net zero every year for electricity from our solar panels Applebaum said The home was built leak free to prevent air from getting in or out Landscaping was strategically planted to be low maintenance while still providing shade from the sun Low phantom energy electronics fill the living spaces and the kitchen is stocked with energy star appliances One of the most impressive and costly additions to the home are the energy efficient windows coated with heat mirror film and concrete floors that soak in heat during the day and slowly release it at night to maintain a comfortable temperature Applebaum said his wife even does some of her own composting in the basement We have some worms in the basement that she feeds some of our table scraps to Applebaum said It s quite disgusting Applebaum predicts he spent about 10 to 15 percent more building his home than he would have without the sustainable upgrades The mayor even recommended a few additional questions to the student s survey like asking about the age

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/recent-stories/cu-boulder-students-give-boulder-mayor-s-home-a-for-efficiency (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps - Group Educates Community on Energy Saving Practices
    lifelong energy conservation habits in the younger generation The other is to go out in the community and perform energy efficiency surveys on homes and businesses Volunteers are able to identify energy saving strategies offer advice and direct residents to state and federal resources that provide financial incentives for energy efficiency Some of the more common easy to fix problems in most homes are the use of energy wasting incandescent light bulbs improperly sealed doors and windows and energy draining power strips that still draw energy even when the appliances are off Using donated items the group also provides materials like weatherproofing tape and caulking to residents Goals for this year are to speak to 5 000 kindergarten through 12th grade students and to help 500 residents weatherize their homes in the Fort Collins area We want to have the same impact that the recycle movement had 40 years ago said ESC media intern and national resources senior Kelsi Grogan Everyone knows how to recycle now and we want to educate people on easy ways to conserve energy that they ll use the rest of their lives Educating younger kids about ways to decrease energy use can have an impact for generations to come Jones Yellin said We re trying to build a movement really he added If we can reach all these young people the idea is they will grow into a generation of citizens who are more energy conscious Last spring student volunteers from Energy Service Corps did a series of presentations at Oakwood Elementary school Having CSU students acting as role models for good sustainability practices was a lot of fun for the kids said Oakwood teacher Gail Spinden They had a lot of hands on activities for the kids and it went well with the energy

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/recent-stories/group-educates-community-on-energy-saving-practices (2016-04-29)
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  • PIRG Energy Service Corps -
    leave this field empty AmeriCorps Home About Us Our Program Get Involved Results Our Locations Log In Username Password Create a new account About Us Mission Contact Us Find us on facebook twitter 2011 PIRG Energy Service Corps Privacy Policy

    Original URL path: http://energyservicecorps.org/recent-stories/calpirg-energy-service-corps-encourages-students-to-make-energy-pledges?op=auth;method=init (2016-04-29)
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