Spoke at VECAN Conference: Duncan McDougall (LEAP Chair) was a panelist at the VECAN Conference “Community-Based Approaches to Energy & Climate Change”. He spoke about organizing and running a town energy committee
Arranged Free Energy Audits for Local Businesses: Partnered with Efficiency Vermont to provide free energy audits to almost a dozen local businesses.
Button Up Seminar: Held a free Button Up Home Energy Savings Workshop. 72 people attended – one of the best turnouts in Vermont in 2008 for a Button Up event.
Energy Efficiency Contest at School: LEAP organized and coordinated an energy efficiency contest among some classes of students at Crossett Brook Middle School to encourage the students and their families to make changes that would allow them to reduce energy usage and lower fuel bills.
Helped Draft Waterbury Town Plan: After being contacted by the Waterbury Planning Commission, LEAP members provided considerable input and ideas to help draft the Energy and Transportation sections of the Waterbury Town Plan.
New Logo and Banners: Thanks to a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, LEAP hired a designer to create a logo and we produced two banners to use a public events.
Arranged Free Energy Audits for All Municipal Buildings: Partnered with Efficiency Vermont to provide free energy audits to all Waterbury municipal buildings. Town officials have since carried out many of the changes and investments recommended by the audit report.
2nd Annual LEAP Rally: Hosted 2nd Annual LEAP Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Rally at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Waterbury. 185 people attended. The event involved 16 exhibits, guest speakers, and a parade through town.