Submitted by Mothers Out Front
In April, Mothers Out Front in Bedford launched the “Bedford Saves Energy” campaign to improve home energy efficiency in our town and is now doing regular prize drawings for participants. Mothers Out Front is a grassroots, non-profit organization working for a livable climate for our children and grandchildren. This campaign will help us get there.
Our goal is to motivate 350 households to get a no-cost home energy assessment this year. Individuals who sign up for an assessment in a given month are eligible to win a prize drawing. Additionally, Revise Energy, Inc., our Mass Save partner, will donate $35 for each assessment to support a solar panels project at John Glenn Middle School. During the assessment, you may receive no-cost LED light bulbs to replace your incandescent bulbs, power strips, programmable thermostats and the option to get deep discounts on additional energy improvements. There is no charge for the assessment or the energy-saving items distributed during the visit. In MA, a portion of every utility bill is directed to cover the costs of energy efficiency programs such as these, so in effect, it has already been paid for!
Last week, resident Shannon Gilbertson became our first prize winner. She won a gift generously donated by Starbucks which included a 20 oz. bag of coffee, a stainless steel tumbler, and a gift card. Shannon was very surprised and pleased when Bedford resident and Mothers Out Front member Carolyn Weaver, stopped by to drop off the gift. “I never win anything!” she exclaimed when Carolyn handed her the gift bag.
To date, we have completed 75 assessments, about 20% of our goal. If you have not had a no-cost home energy assessment in the last two years we urge you to visit the netzerobedfordma.org website and sign up for an assessment. When you do, please remember to check the “Mothers Out Front – Bedford” box so that John Glenn Middle School will get the $35 donation from Revise Energy, Inc. Together we are building a more energy efficient community while saving money and helping our climate.