How can we live more sustainably and make our homes more efficient without breaking the bank? Hear about conservation and efficiency changes that the City of Alexandria and community members have put into practice. Learn about improvement projects that can help make your home or apartment more comfortable and affordable.
Ellen Eggerton, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Alexandria, will expound on the City of Alexandria's 2019 Environmental Action Plan 2040 and what you can do to make sustainable lifestyle changes.
Specialists from Energy Masters will share tips and tools that can be used to reduce your utility bills while helping the environment too. The Energy Masters program is partially funded by the city of Alexandria and trains community volunteers on energy and water efficiency to then make improvements in low income housing communities in Alexandria and Arlington. The Energy Masters program is jointly managed by the Virginia Cooperative Extension and EcoAction Arlington.
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Upgraded and Grounded: Community Efficiency and Sufficiency in the Midst of Climate Change is a six-month series dedicated to the discussion of extreme weather’s impact on our lives and the actions we can take to respond with thought and care. This series is made possible by the American Library Association’s Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change grant. A huge thank you goes to our partner, the City of Alexandria Transportation and Environmental Services, especially Sustainability Coordinator Ellen Eggerton and Stormwater Manager Jessica Lessetter, for their assistance in planning and presenting events as part of this series.
Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association.
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