Distributed Compact Fluorescent Bulbs: At various locations and events LEAP volunteers distributed more than 2,100 compact fluorescent bulbs to local residents at 99 cents each (the cost at which LEAP purchased the bulbs through an arrangement with Efficiency Vermont and local retailers). Over time the bulbs will save our community almost $100,000 in energy costs!
Column in Local Paper: Started a periodic column (“Get Energized”) in the Waterbury Record
Energy Efficiency Tips: Distributed many hundreds of cards with energy efficiency tips at Waterbury Independence Day parade and farmer’s market. The cards offered ideas for ways to reduce energy usage and save on energy bills.
Organizational Meetings: Held meetings to form the LEAP organization, determine LEAP’s mission, and select upcoming projects.
1st Annual LEAP Rally: Hosted 1st Annual LEAP Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Rally at the Waterbury Senior Center. The event, help in conjunction with the national Step-It-Up Day, was standing-room-only and drew 125+ people. The rally involved 10 exhibits, guest speakers, and a colorful parade through town.