Calling all local environmental heroes! Do you ask yourself “What more can I do about climate change?” We get you. Here are three brand new action steps from Peninsula Clean Energy to reduce greenhouse gases in San Mateo County.
1. Love talking with people and working with kids? Educate families about clean energy at local events.
Did you know that 97.5% of residents of San Mateo County benefit from Peninsula Clean Energy’s clean energy at lower rates, but most still don’t understand how it works? Community outreach is key to both keeping customers and letting them know what more they can do about climate change.
Join Peninsula Clean Energy for our annual outreach training and volunteer to help our staff talk with local families at community events, especially for Earth Day. You’ll learn how to share our talking points, answer frequently asked questions, and help kids with our science-related crafts and demonstrations. Energy expertise not required.
To volunteer with PCE, attend our Annual Outreach Volunteer Training:
When: March 20th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: PCE office at 2075 Woodside Road in Redwood City
Dinner provided, please RSVP
Contact Carlos Moreno, firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Volunteers should be at least 18 years of age, able to transport themselves to local events, and present themselves in a friendly and professional manner.
2. Interested in building electrification? Attend a Building Reach Code Charrette.
Peninsula Clean Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, and the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability are working with cities to set reach code goals, engage communities, and research cost-effectiveness for residents and businesses. This charrette aims to involve community members who are interested in learning about reach codes and get feedback on what you would like to see in your community.
San Mateo County Community Reach Code Charrette
When: March 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: City of San Mateo Downtown Public Library, Oak Room at 55 W. 3rd Avenue in San Mateo
For more on our reach code effort, please visit www.PeninsulaReachCodes.org.
3. Dreaming of a heat pump water heater? Apply to participate in a pilot program to replace your gas appliances with electric.
PCE’s Peninsula Climate Comfort pilot project, implemented by Ardenna Energy, LLC., will help five San Mateo County residents update their gas appliances with electric versions to operate their homes. Electric appliances reduce your fossil fuel consumption, improve indoor air quality and safety, and are powered with clean, renewable energy, such as solar and wind.
As a participant you will be provided with design assistance services including help with permitting, contractors, and monitoring the performance of your system. To learn more and apply to participate in this design assistance program, please visit www.climate-comfort.com.