October 28, 2010

Lighten Up Dryden this Saturday

Want to help Dryden reduce its energy consumption? Come to Town Hall (93 East Main Street / Route 392) this Saturday at 11:00am, and help out! "There will be a short training and people will go out in pairs with a route map."

"Lighten Up Tompkins" 400 community and student volunteers prepare to deliver 5,000 energy efficiency education packets to 5,000 households on Saturday October 30th; more volunteers welcome

New York State's largest-ever rural delivery of energy-saving light bulbs is preparing to deliver money-saving treats to residents on the eve of Halloween. On Saturday, October 30, "Lighten Up Tompkins!" will mobilize 400 community volunteers and Into-the-Streets students from Cornell University to deliver energy efficiency educational materials, products, and coupons to 5,000 homes across Tompkins County -- just in time for the winter winds.

Residents in many areas of the Towns of Dryden, Lansing, Danby, Newfield, Enfield, and Ulysses can expect volunteers at their door on Saturday October 30th between 11am and 3pm. Any resident who does not receive a bag can request one by calling 272-2292 after Oct. 30. Volunteers are welcome as well....

Bags include a compact-fluorescent light bulb (CFL), information about programs to upgrade energy systems of homes, coupons from local businesses, and a raffle-entry form qualifying for $2000 worth of prizes. If each household installs their CFL, $278,000 will be saved collectively as well as 3.46 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions avoided over the life of the bulb.

As the Journal reported, Dryden High School students helped stuff the bags earlier this week.

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