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Vermont New Farmer Network <[log in to unmask]>
Beth Holtzman <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 28 Aug 2008 14:54:05 -0400
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>Date:         Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:19:32 -0400
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>From: Mary Peabody <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Button Up Vermont workshops - pls post
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>Colleagues -- please post the attached in your offices and let 
>others in your communities know about these workshops...
>Home Energy Saving Workshops Available for Vermont Communities
>Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC), in partnership 
>with the State of Vermont and the Vermont Energy and Climate Action 
>Network (VECAN), will implement an intensive six-month public 
>education program to mobilize Vermonters on how to save energy in 
>their homes. Through a series of two-hour workshops around the 
>state, citizens will learn about the fundamentals of how buildings 
>lose energy and do-it-yourself opportunities for saving energy, 
>including behavioral changes and low-cost weatherization 
>measures.  We are inviting you to sign up today for a Home Energy 
>Savings Workshop in your community.
>This program will draw upon town energy committees and other 
>community groups to coordinate workshops within each participating 
>town. The goal of the program is to conduct home energy savings 
>workshops in 100 communities -- reaching 10,000 households. 
>Participating energy committees and civic groups will have primary 
>responsibility for organizing the workshop for interested residents, 
>distributing educational materials, working with local retailers to 
>provide discounted weatherization materials, and publicizing the 
>program in their communities.
>Workshops will be conducted by a select group of trained, certi ed 
>energy auditors delivering a prepared presentation/slide show. 
>Workshops are scheduled to begin in late-September.  Button-Up, 
>Vermont will provide educational and publicity materials and will 
>arrange for a trained energy auditor to come to your community at 
>no-cost.  In late September, we will organize a series of regional 
>brie ng sessions throughout the state to provide more information 
>about the program.  After hearing from you, we will follow-up with 
>you about the times and availability of the briefing sessions in 
>your area and how to participate in the program.
>If you are interested in having a Home Energy Saving Workshop in 
>your community, please contact Diana Peduzzi, Assistant Coordinator, 
>Button-Up, Vermont at 
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] (802 279 1708), 
>or  Paul Markowitz, Coordinator, Button Up, Vermont at
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] (802 229 6307).
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>Mary Peabody, UVM Extension Specialist
>Community Resources & Economic Development &
>Director, Women's Agricultural Network
>617 Comstock Road, Suite 5
>Berlin, VT  05602-9194
>Phone:  802-223-2389 extension 13
>or tollfree: 866-860-1382 extension 13
>Fax:    802-223-6500
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>Check out the Women's Ag Network blog

Beth Holtzman
Women's Agricultural Network

617 Comstock Rd.
Berlin, VT 05602

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