Wilton Go Green has kicked off a town-wide initiative to sign up 1,000 Wilton residents for Home Energy Solutions audits and energy savings programs. They are collaborating with Next Step Living to challenge local businesses, community organizations, public officials and entire departments to come together and help spread the word.
To date, 14 percent of Wilton residents have already taken action since multiple campaigns began in 2010. Wilton Go Green is excited to co-launch the Wilton 100 campaign to inspire more residents to take actions that can lower utility bills and carbon footprints in 2014. The campaign is designed for ten local businesses and organizations to commit to signing up 100 Wilton residents each, to do one (or more) of the following:
- have a HES home energy assessment;
- act on weatherization recommendations made during the HES visit;
- have an assessment for alternative heating/cooling systems, such as ductless mini-splits and/or solar systems if appropriate.
Local businesses and organizations participating in the campaign include the Wilton YMCA, Wilton Congregational Church, Stop and Shop, Mrs. Green’s, Connecticut Bagel and Coffee, Peachwave Frozen Yogurt, Vintage Fine Wines, Outdoor Sports Center, and Keough’s Hardware Store.
In addition, these efforts simultaneously raise money for the “Wilton Loop” of the Norwalk River Valley Trail.
For every completed visit, Wilton Go Green will donate $25-$50 to the trail (dependent on home assessment type). Participation in this campaign will also support the town of Wilton in its efforts to earn grant money for municipal energy efficiency projects.
Since mid-summer 2012, WGG– the local environmental non-profit–has been working with three utility approved vendors to educate and empower Wilton residents with the right tools to take action towards improving their homes’ energy efficiency and comfort.
According the Karen Stanley, president of Wilton Go Green, “Our goal is to make Wilton the most environmentally sustainable town in Connecticut. This campaign is designed to encourage Wilton residents to sign up for an energy audit during the month leading up to Earth Day (April 22).”
This campaign makes it convenient for homeowners to sign up at multiple sites and join Wilton Go Green in accomplishing its’ mission. Stanley added, “Wilton is a lovely place to live, and we want to do what we can to support the quality of life and beauty of Wilton. The Wilton 100 campaign will help accomplish that goal.”
Please visit one of these local businesses or organizations to sign-up or go online at www.wiltongogreen.org to get more information and enroll in the challenge.