Energy Festival & Prosperity Project Coming Sept. 27th
The Moontown Foundation, in association with the White Center Community Development Association and the Got Green Project are having a day of conservation, service, fun and action that’s being called the “White Center Energy Festival & Prosperity Project.”
The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27th, from 8am-6pm at White Center Heights Elementary School, located at 10015 6th Avenue SW (map below).
On this national day of action, 200-300 volunteers will blanket the White Center Community and knock on over 7,800 doors in an effort to educate residents on home energy efficiency and supply them with a list of “50 simple things” they can do to conserve energy, save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
White Center has long been challenged by economic and social hardships, with high levels of poverty, crime, and poor educational outcomes. Approximately 32,000 people live here, of which over 50% are communities of color; yet one sixth live below the poverty line, twice the countywide average, and 16% of its residents live on less than $10,000 a year.
The event is designed to educate residents on home energy efficiency, promote awareness of the emerging green job revolution, as well as raise funds for an Eco Apprentice Scholarship Fund, which is targeted at helping low-income youth and young adults acquire green trade skills and career training at local vocational and community colleges.
For more information, please visit: http://moontownfoundation.org/specialevents.php
Volunteers will also sign-up residents for FREE home energy efficiency assessments (valued at $500) performed by trained professionals. Residents maybe eligible to receive free home improvement products, as well as low-interest home loans to help finance major residential energy efficiency improvements.
There are still needs for volunteers and donations, so if you’re interested please contact Stacy @ (206) 201-2314 or [email protected].