Changing the Climate in Cully Wrap Up, Stories, and the Future!
While contracting in the Cully community continues with homes still receiving energy efficiency improvements, most of MACG's work on the project is done.
There is a lot to celebrate from this project:
- Complete applications from over 220 Cully community members for energy efficiency improvements – that’s 11-15% of eligible homeowners in the neighborhood!
- 6 contractor partners creating between 10 - 15 living wage jobs with benefits from the resulting work.
- To date: Contractors have performed 123 home energy assessments and completed 32 home energy improvements. 65 projects are still in process.
to read an on our efforts put together by the Laborers International Union of North America, that showcases MACG's efforts as a national model for community outreach and high road weatherization contracting standards.
Improving home energy efficiency through this community program means lower energy use, lower climate change emissions, and new living wage local jobs. A win for everybody!
Stories and Photos
There were some great stories and photos that came out of the project:
- and his family are cozy with their home energy improvements, and directly benefited from his experience on the Sustainable Jobs Action Team.
- were happy with their improvements as well, and gained a new found community spirit!
- found a great job.
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- Newspaper articles in the and .
On Monday, December 6 at St. Charles, MACG and its community partners wrapped up outreach efforts in the Cully neighborhood with a community celebration that drew over 100 attendees!
Attendees at the celebration included community partners, MACG leaders, and volunteers that helped make the project happen, in addition to Cully neighbors themselves.
There was a short review of the project, as well as acknowledgment of the people and organizations that contributed so much.
Weatherize for Good
Partnering with the new program, MACG is promoting energy efficiency home improvements in the entire Metro Area in all of its institutions.
This new direction expands on MACG's earlier energy efficiency outreach efforts in Portland's Cully neighborhood.