Wednesday, 08 February 2023

County, PG&E co-host 'Green My Home Workshop'

LUCERNE – T he County of Lake, in conjunction with Pacific Gas and Electric Co., will host a “Green My Home” public workshop at the Lucerne Senior Center on Saturday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The seminar, moderated by District 3 Supervisor Denise Rushing, will consist of a panel covering topics such as “what is a green home,” energy efficiency rebates, waterwise landscaping, indoor air quality, reducing your energy bills, the Energy Partners free weatherization program and various financial assistance programs available to the public. It will be followed with a question-and-answer session.


"I feel the concept of a 'green my home' seminar is particularly appropriate to Lucerne, where many of the residents are losing their green gardens due to the price of water,” said Rushing. “We will also share ways to actually bring more 'green' both figuratively and literally into our community.”


The “Green My Home” seminar is the first in a series to be held throughout the county. Lucerne was chosen for the first workshop, due to the high number of older homes, the high cost of water, and the number of residents on fixed income.


Free tables will be set up for local related businesses to showcase their products and services, such as solar energy, sustainability products, recycling, etc.


Information will be available to help qualifying low-income residents sign up for various free programs and financial assistance.


Armando Navarro, PG&E’s Customer & Community Relations manager, will present highlights of PG&E’s new Climate Smart Program, a voluntary program designed to help residents offset their carbon emissions. Money from the program is invested in Northern California projects such as reforestation.


"We are hoping to hold a future 'Train the Trainer' workshop, in which interested Lake County residents will be able to set up the same informational program in other communities,” said Rushing. “This is a win-win situation by greening their homes, local residents will foster a better quality of life, save water, energy and money, and help create a healthier world.”


The “Green My Home workshop” is part of a larger, joint project between PG&E and County of Lake on “Sustainable Communities.” Potential future projects also include creation of a Lake County Climate Action Plan, energy audits for county buildings, educating small businesses on reducing their energy usage and green building workshops.


The seminar is free and open to all members of the public.


Those interested in more information, showcasing their products or services, becoming involved or attending the future “Train the Trainer” workshop are encouraged to contact Holly Harris or Chuck Lamb at 707-998-0135, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Rushing at 707-263-2368, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The senior center is located on Country Club Drive.


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