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CALENDAR

Oct
28
Tue
Orange County – Save Energy, Save $ in Port Jervis
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:30 pm

Join RUPCO and Cornell Cooperative Extension for a 2-hour Save Energy, Save Dollars Workshop at the Port Jervis Public Library, 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis, NY in the Community Room on October 28th at 6:30 pm.

This free, 2-hour workshop provides energy conservation information for residents, especially those households with limited resources facing higher energy costs. Come to learn about:
• Reducing your energy bills
• Low-or no-cost energy conservation actions you can easily take to reduce energy consumption
• Programs for free or reduced-cost energy audits and programs to help offset the costs of energy efficiency improvements through subsidies, low-interest loans, or free services to qualifying households

This event is free and open to the Public. Each participating household will receive free compact fluorescent light bulbs at the end of the workshop.

Please register in advance by calling 845-677-8223 ext. 138

Oct
29
Wed
Ulster County – Get $ET ($ave Energy Together) Presentation at Creative Co-op, Rosendale
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

FREE Event
As fall arrives and temperatures drop, higher energy bills are around the corner. Join RUPCO at Rosendale’s Creative Co-op on Wednesday, October 29, 5:30pm to 6:30 pm to learn about Do-It-Yourself home energy saving tips as well as free/low cost home energy assessments and incentives for home energy efficiency upgrades through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Michael Courtney, Outreach Coordinator from RUPCO’s Green Jobs – Green New York Team will present, “Get SET: Save Energy Together,” while Creative Co-op hosts free children’s eco-craft activities so that parents can attend the presentation. Light food will be served. RSVP to Stacy Lipari by email at cbcofrosendale@gmail.com or call 845-527-5672.

“Get SET” will cover some of the most cost-effective and easiest things residents can do themselves to save on energy bills. Courtney will also show attendees how homeowners can get a comprehensive free/low cost home energy audit through NYSERDA and how to obtain financing and income-based grants. Mr. Courtney helps homeowners get started in the program and engage contractors to perform upgrades. “It’s a very accessible program that everyone should know about,” said Courtney, “92% of New Yorkers qualify for a free comprehensive energy assessment. In Ulster County, if your household income is less than $142,600 you are eligible for a free comprehensive home energy assessment.”

Directions: Just behind the Big Cheese you will find the cozy, family-friendly event space just south of the FREE municipal parking lot off 402 Main Street. Enter just around the front of the building.

RUPCO is the region’s leading provider and advocate of quality, affordable housing and community development programs aimed to provide opportunity and revitalize communities. RUPCO is a Constituency Based Organization (CBO) administering the NYSERDA Green Jobs – Green New York Program in ten counties in the Hudson Valley. Green Jobs – Green NY is a statewide effort to strengthen our communities through energy efficiency, and RUPCO currently leads all CBO’s in the state with the most completed home energy efficiency upgrades through its outreach efforts. NYSERDA provides funding for energy assessments, low-cost financing for energy upgrades, and technical and financial support to develop a clean energy workforce. More information on Green Jobs – Green New York at RUPCO is available at www.greenjobshudsonvalley.org or by calling (845)331-2140 x 260.

Orange County – Save Energy, Save $ Workshop in Newburgh
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 8:30 pm

Join RUPCO and Cornell Cooperative Extension for a 2-hour Save Energy, Save Dollars Workshop at the Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY in the Story Time Room on October 29th at 6:30 pm.

This free, 2-hour workshop provides energy conservation information for residents, especially those households with limited resources facing higher energy costs. Come to learn about:
• Reducing your energy bills
• Low-or no-cost energy conservation actions you can easily take to reduce energy consumption
• Programs for free or reduced-cost energy audits and programs to help offset the costs of energy efficiency improvements through subsidies, low-interest loans, or free services to qualifying households

This event is free and open to the Public. Each participating household will receive free compact fluorescent light bulbs at the end of the workshop.

Please register in advance by calling 845-677-8223 ext. 138

Oct
30
Thu
Community Lunch
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Community Lunch where RUPCO honors two local people with the 2014 Community Partners Awards. Guest speaker Ted Houghton, Executive Deputy Commissioner at NYS Homes & Community Renewal, tells us why ”supportive housing is the solution!” Spend the afternoon with us, your friends, family and supporters to celebrate the remedy of “Home” for health and wellness.

Cost is $35 and includes buffet lunch. You can get your tickets, or sponsor Community Lunch easily:
• Register online at http://www.rupco-community-lunch.eventbrite.com
• call (845) 331-2140, ext. 220
• or contact us by email.

Nov
6
Thu
Orange County – $aving Energy Together: Learn about Programs to Reduce Your Energy Costs and Generate Your Own Energy
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn to the Albert Wisner Public Library, 76 Drew Rd, Warwick, NY on November 6th at 7 pm to learn about how you can save money on your utility bills and make your home safer and more comfortable.

Meridith Nierenberg of RUPCO’s Green Jobs-Green NY program will present an informational workshop covering energy efficiency tips for the upcoming heating season, and residential energy efficiency and renewable energy programs offered by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYSERDA’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program offers homeowners a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort. Meridith will explain how you can access a free comprehensive home energy assessment, and pay for energy saving upgrades through grants, incentives, and low-interest financing. These options allow you to make your home energy efficient with no money out of your pocket.

In addition, you will hear from Bill Makofske, the Energize Warwick energy coach, who will describe the homeowner technical services that Sustainable Warwick offers to complement the NYSERDA Home Performance with Energy Star Program, and how you can donate $200 to a local non-profit of your choice when you can complete the program. Michael Helme, a local resident, will share his experience upgrading his home’s energy efficiency, and adding solar to his home. We also expect to have a solar installer that can talk about the specifics of adding solar panels on your home and generating your own energy. This workshop is sponsored by local community group, Sustainable Warwick and RUPCO’s Green Jobs-Green NY Program.

For more information, please contact Meridith Nierenberg, RUPCO at 845-331-2140 ext. 267 or mnierenberg@rupco.org.

Nov
10
Mon
Rockland County – Flicking the Switch Workshop @ New City Library
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Educational workshop on the different options for electricity providers in NY State and ways to conserve energy and become more energy efficient.

Nov
12
Wed
Cash in for the Holidays ~ Stay in the Green & Out of the Red @ The Kirkland
Nov 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn to save BIG this holiday season at our Open House
for local business owners and their employees.

Join us for a lunch-n-learn with tips to stretch your gift-giving dollars
Enter to win $100 in gift certificates from local businesses

For more information,
call (845) 331-9860, ext. 220

RSVP suggested at this FREE event as space is limited
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Cash in for the Holidays ~ Stay in the Green & Out of the Red @ The Kirkland
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn to save BIG this holiday season with tips to stretch your gift-giving dollars

Food, Financial Advice
Kid-friendly Activities
Gift-certificate Drawing

For more information,
call (845) 331-9860, ext. 220

RSVP suggested at this FREE event as space is limited
rupco-holiday-cash.eventbrite.com



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