The Baltimore Energy Challenge teaches low and no cost ways to save energy to Baltimore City residents, businesses, and schools. Our AmeriCorps members install energy and water conservation equipment in homes. Installations include programmable thermostat, energy-efficient light bulbs, low flow showerheads, pipe wraps, power strips, and more. Since 2007, Civic Works has made energy installations in over 5,000 homes and reduced energy use by an average of 636 kWh per house each year. The Baltimore Energy Challenge is a partnership between Civic Works, the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, and the Baltimore Community Foundation.
For more information, visit www.baltimoreenergychallenge.org or call 443-869-2614.
Corey - AmeriCorps member, 2017
“Before AmeriCorps, I was attending BCCC, unemployed, and not headed anywhere fast. I didn’t know what I wanted to do career-wise, how to make decent money, and my major was boring even though I love history. I had to do something about this situation. I found out about the Baltimore Energy Challenge when the Energy Efficiency Program did an energy install on my mom’s house. As an AmeriCorps member, I’m able to take advantage of my given skills and personality in volunteerism and I love doing it.
As my term end draws near, I’m hopeful and eager for my future. My optimism is high and so is my head. Although my term is almost up, I’m ready to continue giving back, take advantage of even more opportunities, forge new bonds, better myself, and pursue new goals. Serving as an AmeriCorps member has definitely been a big motivating factor within my life from serving as a mentor to my students within the schools we serve or tabling at community events. I appreciate everything I’ve been given thus far and look forward to giving back even more.”
Photo credit to Chelsea Clough.