Duke Energy Provides Grant for SWW Roadshow Expansion

Thank you to Duke Energy, who has just provided the MCEC Solar, Wind and Watts Roadshow with a $2,760 grant to expand the program in 2017!
3rd grade students at Fairview Elementary helped us accept the grant following a Roadshow presentation this week
Dedicated High School Environmental Science students from Harmony, Bloomington High School South, and Edgewood High School are working with the younger students to teach them about energy conservation and renewable resources through unique hands-on activities.
 BHSS students teach students at Grandview about renewable energy sources through solar car races.Harmony students teach students at Marlin Elementary about energy conservation by pedaling the Energy BikeThe program launched on October 18th, 2016 and has visited 12 schools, 70 classes and over 1,400 students in Monroe County since then. Thank you to our local high school students for being  fantastic community leaders and teachers!

Interested in bringing the Roadshow to your classroom?

Our current program is full, but contact Jackie Duemler at MoCoEnergyChallenge@gmail.com to find out about future opportunities.

ATTIC INSULATION PROGRAM Update

This spring, the Monroe County Energy Challenge is providing free or low cost attic insulation and air sealing  thanks to a generous grant from Vectren Energy!  The program prioritizes low income families in Monroe County. In the first 3 weeks of the program our NCCC Americorps team insulated 8 Monroe County homes, reducing participants utility bills by a combined $43,186 over the next 10 years. The program has also helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 42,856 lbs/year!

In additional to their phenomenal contribution to the Challenge, the NCCC team has also taught over 70 local 2nd grade students about energy conservation and renewable energy resources through the MCEC Solar, Wind and Watts Roadshow.If you are interested in having your home insulated, please call (812) 349-3558 or e-mail MoCoEnergyChallenge@gmail.com to schedule an initial assessment. MCEC will insulate a limited number of homes and we recommend calling to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. This can save you up to $600/year on utility bills and up to $1,400 in contractor fees. This is a great opportunity to save moneyand make your home more comfortable at the same time!MCEC has partnered with AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) in order to provide this opportunity to residents in Monroe County. NCCC strengthens communities and develops leaders through direct, team-based national and community service.