Public-private partnership offers green living resources and advice
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2012) - “Sustainable El Segundo,” a City of El Segundo initiative sponsored by NRG Energy, is bringing energy and sustainability information and education together to help local residents and businesses learn about ways to reduce energy use, save money and help clean up the environment.
The California Center for Sustainable Energy ( CCSE) will be leading the efforts in partnership with local government agencies, residents and businesses that support clean technologies in energy efficiency, green building, renewable energy and transportation.
“NRG Energy is generously assisting the city in this new initiative by establishing Sustainable El Segundo at no cost to the city,” said Bill Fisher, El Segundo City Council member.
The Sustainable El Segundo program gets under way with the launch of its online resources at www.sustainableelsegundo.com. The website provides information on sustainable programs and workshops available to the community. Topics include solar power, “whole house” energy performance, electric cars, recycling and water conservation. There also is information about available rebates, community events and other related subjects.
“Sustainable El Segundo is geared toward residents and commercial and retail businesses that want to better understand what steps they can take to achieve higher levels of sustainability,” said Lauri Walker, CCSE senior outreach specialist. “We really want to engage the community in a discussion of how we can all work together to create a clean energy future – today.”
The program’s first workshop, “The Good House, a Guide to Greening Your Home,” will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 6:00 p.m. at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 W. Mariposa Avenue. Green building expert Wally Gear will cover information about how to make any home more sustainable and how there are many shades of “green” for different budgets. Admission is free.
Sustainable El Segundo also offers a collection of books and DVDs on a wide range of sustainability topics available for check out at the library.
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