Last call for the Hawaii Energy Study
There are about 50 spots left to participate in the Hawaii Energy Study. This EPA-funded program is a collaboration between Blue Planet, Kanu Hawaii, and Kupu designed to help Hawaii residents become knowledgeable about their home energy use so that they can reduce their household consumption and their electricity bills. Watch this short video to learn more:
If you're chosen as a program participant, a couple of Kupu's Youth Energy Assessment Hawaii (YEAH) team members will visit your home and conduct an energy assessment, identifying energy problems (for example, my freezer door didn't have a proper seal, so my icebox was working overtime to keep food cold) and opportunities to save energy (they found a few incandescent bulbs I had missed--like in my desk lamp). Participants will also receive a professionally installed TED in-home monitor that shows your real-time electricity usage, as well as a weatherization kit that includes a low-flow showerhead, LEDs, and smart power strips, among other energy-saving tools. These services/products are worth $1,000--a lot more, even, when you consider the amount of money you'll save on your electricity bill each month by reducing your energy consumption. Take advantage of this program. There's no catch! The EPA funded it to help Hawaii residents reduce their energy use.
To sign up, go to HawaiiEnergyStudy.com/application. Deadline is Friday, Sep. 14. Pass it on! Big mahalos to Mike and Kehau Romero and Leslie Liang for sharing their stories.