Community Update

Glad to stand with our partners to advocate for more equitable energy policy in Massachusetts.
Thanks to those who attended and made public comment at the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council Listening Session on the 28th of February in Codman Square.
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Rev. Mariama White-Hammond from Bethel AME church
Listening Session
Isaac Baker from Resonant Energy

Event Reminder: EEAC Listening Session

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Show up and demonstrate your support for equitable housing and energy efficiency policies in Boston’s urban neighborhoods.

Did you know that every month you are paying into an energy efficiency program on your electric bill?

The Mass Save Program is a state-wide initiative that all Eversource customers pay for on their electric bill that covers important energy efficiency upgrades and huge discounts on weatherization and insulation work. While available state-wide, this initiative is not effectively reaching low-income residents, multi-family homes, and renters.

The Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, which sets the policy for the Mass Save Program, is holding a public listening session tonight right here in Codman Square.

This is your chance to hear the plan for the Mass Save Program’s next three-year plan, provide comments and demonstrate the need for the state to design policies that include everyone’s voice!

Listening Session

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6pm to 8 pm
Great Hall, Codman Square
6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester,
MA 02124

Can’t make it tonight?

1. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated.
2. Join the next Boston Affordable Energy Coalition meeting on March 14th, 6:30pm at 44 Moultrie Street

Barr Foundation: Three Boston Congregations Team Up for Community Solar Project

“As people of faith we are asking the question: how can we be stewards of the earth and tackle urgent problems like climate change while also addressing equity issues? Solar on our churches is one great way to start.” – Rev. Mariama White-Hammond

The above quote is an excerpt from Rev. Mariama White-Hammond’s blog post on the Barr Foundation highlighting the Boston Interfaith Community Solar Project, which Codman Square Goes Solar has been pivotal in. See how congregations like Church of St. Augustine and St. Martin, Bethel AME, and our very own home-base Second Church in Dorchester have made waves in the community by reading the article here.

Testimonial: Elnora Thompson

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Elnora Thompson

Dorchester

1) Why did you decide to go solar?

“I decided to go solar because I am bogged down with expensive electric bills.”

2) Had you tried to go solar before?

“Yes, but I didn’t trust the people that were trying to sell me solar. It was also way too expensive.”

3) What is most exciting to you about Boston Affordable energy Coalition?

“I am excited about this initiative because it’s about neighbors helping neighbors. We are helping each other to save money and the environment. The more panels up on houses, the healthier our community.”

 

Testimonial: Olive Knight

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Olive Knight

Dorchester

1) Why did you decide to go solar?

Save Money

2) Have you tried to go solar before?

We have solar hot water and always wanted to do PV but was out of the affordability range

3) What is most exciting to you about Boston Affordable Energy Coalition?

I think that so many people who could not even think about going solar now have the opportunity to have it.

Testimonial: Antonio Barbosa

 

Antonio Barbosa

Dorchester

1) Why did you decide to go solar?

To drop my bill. Savings

2) Had you tried to go solar before?

Yes. I had tried to go solar before but I wanted a better option. One option didn’t give you enough savings, another company just never showed up and the last one said the roof was not enough space.

3) What is most exciting to you about Boston Affordable Energy Coalition?

I talked to someone about it in the Parker street garden. People are talking about it!

Event Reminder: May 13th Workshop and Discussion

We need YOU to help us kick off our May-June phase of solar sign-ups in Codman Square!

Find out more about our coalition, learn more ways to get involved, gain solar education, and act now to see if you qualify to take advantage of free, NO-COST solar!

Please join the Love Your Block Clean Up and BBQ at Second Church 10am-2pm, too, if you can. That event will be immediately preceding this workshop. More info on the clean up event is below.

When:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Where:

Second Church in Dorchester – Parlor Room

44 Moultrie Street

Dorchester, MA 02124

 

RSVP online: Codmansquaresolar.eventbrite.com

Love Your Block Clean Up and BBQ: http://mydorchester.org/LoveYourBlock_Dorchester