St. Anthony Park residents have a great opportunity to stay warmer and reduce their personal carbon footprints (making a ton of difference) this winter. The St. Anthony Park Community Council received a Sustainable Saint Paul Energy Grant that allows them to offer residents training and education on reducing their energy use and green house gas emissions.
Registration is open for up to 150 people to receive an Energy Squad visit, http://sapcc.org/node/590. The Energy Squad will make a home visit to determine a variety of optional improvements, which include things such as installation of a programmable thermostat, door weather stripping, compact fluorescent lights, water saving devices and a water heater blanket.
The cost of a visit from the Energy Squad is $30 for St. Paul residents who attend a free energy workshop; otherwise the price ranges from $50 to $80. The workshop provides information and valuable rebates on products and services that will help residents save an average of $192 a year in energy costs.
The next free energy workshop in St. Anthony Park is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8, 6:30–8 p.m. at the St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, www.stpaul.lib.mn.us/locations/stanthony.html. If you can’t make that date, there are workshops that anyone can attend on other dates and at other locations throughout the city. Also, residents may schedule a thirty-minute mini-workshop for small groups of neighbors. For more information or to RSVP for the St. Anthony Park workshop on Feb. 8, call 651-649-5992 or e-mail Amy Sparks at the St. Anthony Park Community Council office, http://sapcc.org/contact.
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