Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sustainable Works

Have you taken the Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops? A Green Living Workshop consists of ten or more individuals who meet once a week for an hour and half for six weeks to learn about concepts of sustainability. During the workshop meetings our participants learn how to incorporate sustainable practices into their everyday lifestyles, improve their quality of life, and save money while saving resources.

Sustainable Works is a nonprofit organization committed to providing Environmental Education and Action driven results to students, residents, businesses, and the community at large. Their programs illustrate that everyone can begin taking positive steps to lower their ecological footprint, protect our local and global environments, improve human health, and ultimately save money in the process.

The Residential program offers a 6 week Green Living Workshop which covers 6 topic areas.   Participants learn about environmental problems on a global, national and local scale and then review and take action on ten related solutions.  During the Energy meeting, the encourage participants to implement energy saving solutions such as; replacing incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient CFLs or LEDs, paying attention to heating and cooling in their homes and increasing the efficiency of appliances, which, in the past has helped participants save almost 10% on their energy costs.

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