Lights. Water. Action!
To address environmental justice issues in communities of modest means through various unique service-learning opportunities that explore the health, economic, and environmental benefits of resource conservation.
To create a world where communities, cities, and countries, work together to promote sustainable lifestyles as the standard, because it is understood that its the most humane thing to do.
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Let's Retrofit A Million directly supports and catalyzes the power of campus-based and community-based organizations with project planning support, water/energy efficiency products and seed funding to develop service-learning opportunities in their communities. These service-learning opportunites includes, urban gardening initiatives, mentorship programs, professional development programs, and pre-weatherization education, all infused with a commitment to sustainability.
The Community Retrofit Day of Action (RDA) is the Retrofit Fund's signature community engagement, advocacy, and leadership activation program. During this service-learning opportunity "harvest teams" (from the Retrofit Volunteer Corp) canvass assigned communities to deliver direct-to-door efficiency investment packages; performing water-kit and lighting retrofits. Exchanging old "dirty" inefficient devices for brand new efficient "clean" bulbs and water kits, FREE OF CHARGE, to the residents. In addition, the harvest teams conduct baseline energy assessments, and invite recipients to complete an impact profile and environmental awareness survey. Following a 90-day adjustment period, Retrofit staff reconnect with recipients, via telephone to determine monetary savings and to provide additional green solutions supplied by the Retrofit Fund and partners. This follow-up also allows Retrofit staff to ensure the integrity of the efficiency investment packages and further increase awareness of other energy and water conservation options