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Poster by Nick Masse, Windham Tech, second place poster winner

Windham Students Showcase the Power of the Sun

By Jen Seder - Jun 27, 2013

Over forty Windham students, ranging from 5 to 18 years old, participated in a Solar Power poster and video contest sponsored by the Windham Energy Commission as part of its campaign with the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge.  The contest received delightfully inspired entries, ranging from detailed posters on the mechanics and benefits of solar to new raps songs about the power of the sun.

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Towns Cash in on Neighbor to Neighbor Rewards

By Jen Seder - Jun 27, 2013

After almost three years, the fourteen towns participating in the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge completed the challenge and cashed in their hard earned points for prizes!  Towns racked up points with the help of their residents.  Those who completed Home Energy Assessments and home energy upgrades added to the Town’s point pool. Towns chose from a selection of prizes ranging from smart thermostats to electric vehicles. 

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Housing Development Fund

By Jen Seder - May 30, 2013

In late April, HDF and Neighbor to Neighbor began workshops to provide information on energy efficiency solutions and promoting the new Cozy Home Loan Program. Workshop presentations have been given in New Haven, Norwalk, Danbury, Waterbury, Bridgeport and Stamford. We are now doing a second wave of workshops in each of these towns. While the workshops have been open to the public, there has been a specific focused outreach to existing HDF clients. Attendees have expressed significant need for home energy solutions ranging from insulation, converting to natural gas, ductless heat pumps and solar.

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Bruce Hampson

Volunteer Spotlight:  Jana Bertkau and Bruce Hampson

By Jen Seder - Apr 29, 2013

Wilton’s green scene sparkles with two dedicated volunteers Jana Bertkau, and Bruce Hampson.  Their charismatic leadership inspires others to engage in environmental stewardship; making Wilton an ever-better place to live as a result.

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HDF and N2N: Making your House a Cozy Home

By Jen Seder - Apr 29, 2013

Neighbor to Neighbor is proud to announce a new partnership with the Housing Development Fund! This exciting partnership focuses on helping residents with low to moderate incomes make energy improvements through the Cozy Home Loan. Financed through CEFIA and AFC First, this easy to access loan offers an alternative to homeowners who cannot afford the upfront cost for home energy improvements.

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