Ridgefield Groups RavePastor Pastor Barker shows the certificate awarding St. Andrew's Lutheran Church $250 in energy rewards.
Over 100 local community groups across the 14 Neighbor to Neighbor towns are involved in the Challenge. Pastor Gaylon Barker, of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, explains their church’s participation: “Part of our entire mission is to connect to community, so we are involved in spiritual lives and quality of life. We support whatever we can contribute to making Ridgefield a better place.”
As residents reduce energy use at home, they earn points through the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge towards energy-saving rewards, such as solar-powered street lights or an electric vehicle recharging station. Because half of emissions from a community comes from homes, these groups know that their efforts to reduce residential energy use will make a big difference.
Christina Nolan from the Ridgefield Library added, “The Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge is a great opportunity to have people make their own decisions; this is the way we need to treat our resources.”
Of course, these groups cannot overlook the benefits to their members. Reducing energy waste lowers household energy bills and improves home comfort. Ridgefield Parks and Recreation’s Paul Roche shared his experience, “We changed all our lights which now use 50% less energy. It’s a lot brighter in our home now!”
You can give back to the groups that are giving back to your community.
Visit your Town’s webpage or contact us at (860) 372-4406 or email@example.com to find out which community groups can earn a $25 donation when you complete an energy assessment or a $200 reward when you complete a home energy upgrade by June 30th.