Starting Thursday, December 13th from 1 to 2pm, we're featuring the award-winning program Transition Streets on our show "Here Comes the Sun" at 91.3 FM and streaming at www.wioxradio.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cgH1JasBi0 Transition Streets brings neighbors together to implement simple household changes, turning concern into action and building community street-by-street. Participating households typically save about $900 per year on expenses and reduce carbon emissions by about 2600 lbs per year. Transition Streets provides a curated guidebook to make changes, empowering neighbors with proven actions to conserve energy and save money. The actions are mostly no-cost or low-cost, so anyone can play. Each show will feature two neighbors in the studio. We'll also have a call-in expert, who can answer any questions that arise. Follow along with us as we go through the handbook's chapters on Energy, Food, Water, Waste and Transportation. At the end of each section, we'll each commit to one or two actions we can take to save money and reduce carbon, and we urge you to do the same. Here's the schedule for December thru May on our every-other-Thursday 1-2 pm time slot: December 13th: GETTING STARTED Carolyne Stayton from Transition US in Sebastopol, CA, joins us to introduce the Transition Streets program. Kirk Ritchey from Woodstock Transition will weigh in on the Transition movement and what's happening in their group. January 10th & 24th: ENERGY Using less electricity, oil or gas in your home will save you money and reduce carbon emissions. Often we can waste a lot of energy without realizing it. This section of the workbook offers a dozen ideas to start saving $$ right away. February 7th & 21st: FOOD Having a strong local food system is essential if our communities [...]
Tuesday, August 7th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue, Hobart, NY 13788 Join us for a presentation by Delaware River Solar about how you can benefit from community solar, even if you don’t have a suitable rooftop! Perfect for homeowners, renters and small businesses. The presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A where all your questions will be answered. When you source your electricity from a nearby solar farm, you’ll save 10% off what you currently pay on your NYSEG bill. It’s easy to sign up, but there are a few things you should know: Billed separately, and must be paid monthly with automatic debit Requires a “soft credit check” – won’t affect your credit score The 10% discount comes off your annual average, so some months may not seem to show a discount. Over the course of a year, you will pay 10% less Available to homeowners, small businesses and renters Not available to homes with solar panels, nor to larger commercial establishments with demand meters Only offered to NYSEG customers No contract – you can cancel at any time The CO2 offset by solar panels is significant. For the average homeowner, it means that you will essentially neutralize all the carbon emissions from your vehicle over the course of a year. Just 10 signups from this event will help Hobart achieve Clean Energy Community designation, which will make the village eligible for NYSERDA grants. You can RSVP here, but if you can’t plan that far ahead, it’s okay to just show up.
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has just released results from its 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey. Household consumption profiles for 16 states, including New York, are available from their web site. Detailed information on the fact sheets cover many areas of interest: Overall energy use, electricity use, and expenditures Residential consumption by end use (air conditioning, heating, appliances) Main heating fuel Use of cooling equipment Housing types and year of construction Numbers of TVs and refrigerators Have a look and see how you and your fellow New Yorkers stack up!