I joined Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn about the basics of building sustainable residences with maximum energy efficiency. So for me, the entire summer boiled down to this past week. The Energy Corps had done training and reading having to do with building science, but this class was the cherry on top of an efficiency sundae. I walked into class (late) on Monday morning to find the...
The Dryden Energy Team
This summer Yash, Kevin, and I (the other Kevin), have been meeting with the Dryden Energy Team. The team is made up of the employees of the newly built Town Hall. It has met three times every other week during lunch, and it is a great forum for everybody to discuss home energy efficiency and give each other support and knowledge. Residents enjoying the rural life face many different challenges...
Learning about Burning with Guillermo
Check out some pics of the Energy Corps learning about wood pellet burning stoves for home heating, but more importantly…find out if you qualify for the Warm Up Tompkins pilot program here! -Danny
On Friday, Ali, Yash, Drew and I met with local business, promoting commercial lighting initiatives. Currently, NYSEG is offering a program to local businesses that pays 70% of the cost of commercial lighting upgrades. Eligible businesses receive a free lighting assessment and the cost-reduced upgrades. Ali and Yash headed to Groton, while Drew and I did outreach in Brooktondale. Both groups spoke...
Outreach at the Groton Farmer's Market
Yesterday, Quinn, Katerina, and I went to the Groton, NY Farmer’s Market – the next-door neighbors to Ithaca (sort of) in Tompkins County. We talked to a variety of different people who had all heard about our work but were excited to learn more about how they could further improve the efficiency of their homes through Green Jobs Green New York, and had the chance to speak with an...
Summer Outreach at Summer Camp
Last Thursday, Katerina, Quinn, Andrew and I represented the Energy Corps at the Enfield Summer Camp at Treman State Park. It was our first of 6 sessions with kids ranging from 4 to 13 years old. It was a learning experience for both the kids and the educators, as we tried to make learning about energy fun and interactive. With the younger kids, we focused on lights and electronics, helping them...
The Energy Corps interns at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (more succinctly, “we”) are putting the good word out about our summer outreach! Follow us in this space for frequent updates on our different programs ranging from helping local businesses find ways to install efficient lighting systems to teaching kids about investing in a sustainable future. Who knows? You...
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