Reducing Carbon Emissions

Home Weatherization Programs Grab Back Against Mother Nature and Misinformation

Your DGB for today is to educate yourself on the Weatherization Assistance Program, consider using the program for your own home, and/or sharing the information with someone who can use it.

Living in the United States means you will be a victim of the ravages of weather at some point in the year. Be it a frigid winter or scorching summer, few of us escape the wrath of mother nature. Unfortunately, keeping our homes warm or cool ultimately contributes to the extreme weather caused by climate change. Did you know that our federal and local governments work together to help reduce the impact to the planet AND our bank accounts?

The Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Programs provide funding and information to state and local weatherization agencies, to which eligible citizens can turn for help in making their homes more energy efficient. This program works too. A study from 2015 by the Oak Ridge Laboratory found that the program not only reduced carbon emissions and saved energy costs for participants, it also reduced costs associated with treating children with asthma.

This link will help you determine eligibility and other program details for your state. 

Here’s where you can read more about the work the program is doing.