Lots of exciting things going on – more details to follow but here are a few quick hits:
1. Next meeting is tonight – Tuesday – at 7pm in the Library.
Then you send these home with the kids in their homework folders, and they sell them to their parents, grandparents, neighbors, etc. for about $20/each. Each one they sell, the student brings it back to school and they tape it to the wall in the hallway. Gradually, the wall gets filled up until all the money is raised for the panels. If it’s successful, we could solicit matching funds from local businesses, etc.
This idea is still in its infancy, but if you think you’d like to help, please let me know.
3. I finally had an energy audit! Yes, I know – I should have had it done years ago – but better late than never. The good news is that my house isn’t as bad as I had feared, and with some improved insulation, I can make it even better.
4. In terms of finding the money to pay for the insulation, I’m seriously considering the SEI program. They are running an incredibly attractive plan through the end of this month – up to $15,000 energy loan at zero percent interest for the first three years, and 5% after that. The offer is only good through the end of April, so if you are at all on the fence about moving forward with an energy efficiency upgrade to your home, now is the time to do it. Go to www.seacoastenergy.org to find out more.
That’s all for now, folks. Happy Spring!