Category Archives: Events

Project Porchlight Launch 10/1!

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MCEC will launch its newest energy initiative, Project Porchlight on October 1st!

FREE LEDS! When, where?

Come out on Saturday, October 1st, from 11-2pm to Rev Ernest D. Butler Park (in the Near West Side neighborhood) and get a free LED, sign up for free home energy assessments, pedal our energy bikes and have fun!

Can’t make the launch?

Don’t worry! We will be hosting a variety of energy fairs and events at local hardware stores and neighborhood parks to distribute the LEDs throughout the month of October. Come visit us at any of the following events:

  • Saturday, October 8, 11-2pm: Bloomington Hardware
  • Saturday, October 15, 10:30-1pm: Black Lumber
  • Sunday, October 16, 10:30-1pm: True Value (Ellettsville)

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Duke Energy is also helping with the effort by offering 26,000 Bloomington residents 6 free LEDs! Keep an eye out for the mailer below, if you receive one send it back and Duke will mail you 6 free bulbs, no strings attached!

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Staying Warm, Staying Green Event this Weekend!

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The Monroe County Energy Challenge  and MCPL are partnering to host ‘Staying Warm, Staying Green, and Saving Money’ at the Monroe County Public Library  on Sept 18th from 2-4pm. The MCEC team will teach simple, low-cost weatherproofing techniques that can keep your house warmer, reduce your energy consumption, and save you money this winter. Techniques include:

  • Caulking
  • Insulating windows
  • Weatherstripping doors
  • Installing outlet gaskets

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We will also bring our  energy bikes, our new walk-through Energy Bus, and have and plenty of hands-on energy activities for kids! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to learn how to keep warm this winter and get your kids involved in energy savings.

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Staying Warm, Staying Green, and Saving Money

The Monroe County Energy Challenge  and MCPL are partnering to  host ‘Staying Warm, Staying Green, and Saving Money’ at the Monroe County Public Library  on Sept 18 from 2-4pm. The MCEC team will teach simple, low-cost weatherproofing techniques that can keep your house warmer, reduce your energy consumption, and save you money this winter.

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We will also bring our adult and kiddy energy bikes, our new walk-through Energy Bus, and have and plenty of hands-on energy activities for kids! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to learn how to keep warm this winter and get your kids involved in energy savings.

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Earth Day with the Monroe County Energy Challenge and a Magical Popcorn Machine

Come out on Earth Day, April 22 and help the community win $5 million!  Stop by to take a pledge, take a photo, and eat delicious fresh popcorn while learning the secrets of saving energy at home and at work.

City Hall (401 N. Morton):  10am – 2pm
Utilities Building (600 E. Miller) : 2:30pm – 4pm

This event will be open-house style, so come by for whatever amount of time you like.

No need to RSVP!  Just come on by…