Let's work together to help you and your neighbors use less energy to heat and cool your homes.
You can bring Button Up Vermont to your community in 2018. Apply by 9/17.
Button Up Vermont 2018 is a community-based, public outreach campaign, designed to help Vermonters take action and reach our statewide goal of 25% energy savings in 80,000 homes by the year 2020. There are two opportunities for participation and you can download the full program details and timeline and see the schedule for a meeting near you where you can meet other Button Up community partners, learn more on how to implement Button Up, and pick up your supplies. You can also view the full guide for participating communities.
Button Up Champ ★
You: Host two community engagement activities between mid-September and mid-December, such as:
- Organize an educational workshop.
- Help neighbors make easy upgrades.
- Table at a public event.
- Organize an energy-efficient home party.
- Any way you can think to help people use less energy. Find some inspiration here.
We: Provide you with free energy efficient products and energy-saving checklists to give to residents in your community. We'll help you get the word out with ads to promote your events in your local newspaper and Facebook. You'll also be able to email with organizers in other communities to share ideas. Your group could also apply for additional funding to get your idea going.
Button Up Hero ★★★
You: Bring the Weatherize effort to your town – helping your neighbors get comprehensive weatherization improvements for their homes. Weatherize is a new community-based effort that was successfully field tested in the Upper Valley. People in your town get a free energy contractor visit and a report on the scope, available savings, and cost of work for making their homes more comfortable and cheaper to heat.
We: Provide you with guidance and training on how to effectively participate and follow up with contractors and homeowners once you get them signed up – making sure they make it through the weatherization process.
If you're considering bringing either of these initiatives to your community, apply below by September 17th!