Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service Neighborhood Energy Action

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On January 21, 2013 Americans of all ages and walks of life will be coming together to strengthen communities, bridge barriers, and create solutions to social problems, to move closer to Dr. King’s vision of the “Beloved Community”.  In Denver, volunteers with Groundwork Denver will be bringing energy efficiency resources to about a thousand households in the Northeast Park Hill neighborhood.

  • When: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday January 21, 2013
  • Where (starting location): Zion Senior Center 5151 33rd E. Ave Denver, CO 80207
  • Time: 1pm-2pm(Training); 2pm -4:30pm (volunteers out in neighborhood)

During the Neighborhood Energy Action, volunteers will be going to the door of each household in the neighborhood offering to swap front porch light bulbs for a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs; providing information on how to reduce household energy use; signing residents up for free recycling; free energy audits; free weatherization and free street trees.

Groundwork Denver Executive Director Wendy Hawthorne had this to say about the event, “Volunteers will end the day knowing that they made a tangible positive impact on the environment while also helping people save money on their energy bills and improve their community.”

Furthermore, swapping a front porch bulb to a CFL bulb saves a household $6 per year, and weatherizing your home can save up to $400 per year.

Volunteers are needed for the event. To sign up to volunteer call Groundwork Denver at (303)-455-5600 or email Kristy King; by Thursday January 17, 2013 with your name and phone number. Please be sure to register so you can receive any last-minute information or updates.

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