LCV Education Fund, IBEW, and Partners to Host "Repower our Community" Event on National Day of Service
As a part of President-elect Obama's National Day of Service on January 19th, the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund will partner with the District of Columbia Government, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Standard Solar, Wal-Mart Inc., Waste Management Inc., and Councilwoman Yvette Alexander to "Repower a Community." The event, which begins at 11:00am, will highlight the importance of building a clean energy economy to create good jobs and will help consumers reduce their energy bills with efficient products.
As a powerful symbol of how clean energy can power our future, Standard Solar will donate a solar system to Sousa Middle School, located in Southeast, DC. The system will be installed by volunteers from IBEW Local 26. The 2 KW system will help Sousa Middle School reduce its energy costs, generate revenue from renewable energy credits, and serve as a great education tool for the students and the community.
Other volunteers will distribute energy efficiency kits, donated by Wal-Mart Inc. and Waste Management Inc., to more than 850 households in the neighborhood surrounding the school. The kits will include 3 CFL bulbs, weatherization packs, surge protectors, and efficient showerheads.
"Following President Obama's call to service, we are going into our community to show people the potential of clean, renewable energy and to empower them to reduce their own energy consumption," LCV President Gene Karpinski said. "We encourage our friends and neighbors to join us in this Day of Service."
What: "Repower our Community" Service Event
When: Monday, January 19, 2009 - 11:00am (Press conference to begin at noon)
Where: Sousa Middle School, 3630 Ely Place, SE Washington, DC
Reporters are welcome to join us, either to cover or to participate in the event. To volunteer, visit http://www.pic2009.