2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Recap


On Monday January 18th for Martin Luther King, Jr’s National Day of Service Groundwork Denver held out annual Neighborhood Energy Outreach Project in a Neighborhood of Denver. This year’s neighborhood was Northeast Park Hill. The turn out for this year’s project was amazing! 76 volunteers from all walks of life, both young and old, ¬†came together to help connect residents to resources to make their homes more energy efficient with the simple act of changing their porch bulb or swapping an old incandescent bulb inside their house for an energy efficient CFL light bulb.Picture7

Thanks to help of our volunteers and staff members we were able to make face-to-face connections with the residents of Northeast Park Hill and swap/change 268 light bulbs in just a few short hours. By changing these bulbs our volunteers and the residents they connected with are helping to reduce CO2 emissions by 16.1 tons per year and will be saving a collective $1,664 on energy bills, just by changing one or two bulbs in their home or on their porch!

Seeing volunteers of all ages, races, colors, creeds, ethnicity, and gender come together to help make a difference in the condition of our environment through personal outreach is a sight Dr. King himself would have very proud of.

Thank you to all the individuals, friends, and families who participated in this event, and thank you to Girls Scouts of Colorado, AmeriCorps Reading Corps, Salud Family Clinic, and SOS Outreach for bringing your groups out to participate!

See photos from the MLK Day of Service Neighborhood Energy Outreach on our Facebook page.