City of North Little Rock & Home Depot Seek Community Organizations to Help Residents Save Energy & Money

Who says that federal stimulus money isn’t trickling down?

The City of North Little Rock and the North Little Rock Home Depot will provide FREE home energy-efficiency training to members of civic and faith-based organizations at 11:30 a.m. at the North Little Rock Home Depot, 4235 East McCain Boulevard, on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

The City of North Little Rock is looking for community, civic and faith-based groups and organizations to help install residential QuikSaver Energy-Efficiency kits in their neighborhood. After training, each group will select the homes to receive the kit installations. Each kit includes five compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), one high-efficiency showerhead, six feet of pipe wrap, a kitchen aerator, bathroom aerator and energy-efficiency information. Once installed, the kits will help North Little Rock homeowners save energy and money on their utility bills.

“The QuikSaver home energy-efficiency kits include simple-to-install improvements that will save energy and money for any resident in North Little Rock,” says North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Hays. “In this time of the highest fuel costs ever, the money saved on utility bills can make a huge difference for families in our city. As part of the City’s commitment to encourage people of all ages to take the steps needed to reduce the community’s impact on the environment and with the help of organizations in North Little Rock, we can make a significant reduction in the amount of energy and money used over the summer.”

To sign up your organization or for more information about the QuikSaver Program, contact the North Little Rock Energy Services Department at (501)975-8771.

The City of North Little Rock has approval from the Department of Energy to spend $599,200 in funds from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the stimulus program. Each element of the North Little Rock program fits the City’s overall energy strategy to reduce greenhouse gases and improve energy efficiency. Additionally, they provide a broad mix of opportunities for participation to citizens of all income levels as well as businesses.

For more information about the City of North Little Rock’s weatherization and energy efficiency programs, visit http://nlrgreen.org/.

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