Interested in energy efficiency, saving money on your utility bill, or creating jobs?
WeatherizeDC is a community-led effort to grow interest in energy efficiency and create clean energy jobs for disadvantaged D.C. residents. By mobilizing D.C. communities, we build consumer interest in weatherization and link community members to local businesses that have pledged to hire residents with barriers to employment or individuals from neighborhoods with high poverty rates.
Weatherization is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve comfort, health and safety, and resale value of a home. WeatherizeDC helps homeowners save money on the weatherization process itself.
WeatherizeDC volunteers educate community members about the benefits of energy efficient homes and encourage them to invest in home energy improvement. Through peer guidance and support, we are able to grow our involvement in the neighborhoods of D.C.
In just 2.5 years, the program has created 44 full-time jobs, and more than 200 community members have signed up to weatherize. D.C. residents have found common purpose in leveraging economic growth opportunities from the clean energy economy to chip away at local joblessness and energy waste.
If you are interested in learning more about WeatherizeDC’s program or volunteering, please contact Meghan Blickman, community organizing fellow at meghan.blickman[at]thedcproject.org. You can also view our website.