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Save Energy, Save Dollars

March 9, 2015 – Syracuse, NY – CCE Onondaga is seeking host sites for its free Save Energy Save Dollars workshops, which are sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the EmPower program and developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Organizations interested in hosting a workshop should contact CCE Onondaga for details and scheduling information.

Workshop participants will identify the biggest energy users in their homes, learn no-cost and low-cost ways to lower energy bills, and find out how to improve a home’s comfort and health. These 90 minute workshops focus on concrete actions that are affordable, can be completed quickly without hiring a professional, and which are proven to be cost-effective.

The four major areas covered are: heating, cooling, appliances, and lighting. Each participant will take home an individualized Action Plan and free CFL light bulbs. Strategies are shared that are appropriate for both home-owners and renters.

Host organizations must provide an appropriate site that can accommodate approximately 8-15 participants and assist with promotion and registration. CCE Onondaga’s presenter will provide all presentation materials, handouts, and promotional flyers.

Community centers, senior centers, libraries, home-owner programs, neighborhood groups, and other interested organizations are encouraged to contact CCE to schedule a free workshop for their constituents. For details and to schedule a workshop, please contact Jessica Maxwell at 315.424.9485 ext. 229 or

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Last updated March 17, 2015