KITCHEN INVITES PUBLIC TO ENERGY CONSERVATION WORKSHOPS

KITCHEN INVITES PUBLIC TO ENERGY CONSERVATION WORKSHOPS

PHILADELPHIA, OCTOBER 12, 2010 — Residents can gain a basic understanding of the best and most cost-effective ways to reduce their energy usage at upcoming free Energy Conservation Workshops, sponsored by state Sen. Shirley Kitchen (D-Philadelphia) and the Energy Coordinating Agency.

Attendees will learn how to seal their home through tips on using plastic storm windows, weather stripping and V-seal. Learn how to use a caulk gun and how to install foam insulation, rope caulk and automatic clock thermostats. Free weatherization materials will be offered.

“PECO energy rate caps will be expiring on Dec. 31, which means everyone’s bills will be increasing during the coldest months,” Kitchen said. “These energy workshops provide free, inexpensive and important tips for keeping your energy costs under control. We can all benefit from these workshops, so I urge everyone to attend.”
The workshops will take place at the following dates and locations:
 
Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CORA, 8540 Veree Road
Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, 900 E. Howell St.
Thursday, Oct. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Penrose Playground, 12th Street and Susquehanna Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at JohnW. Hartranft Middle School, 720 W. Cumberland Ave.
Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lenfest PAL Center, 3890 N. 10th St.
Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs, 1936 Judson St.
Thursday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Beloved St. John Evangelistic Church, 4541 N. Broad St.
Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bright Hope Baptist Church Youth Center, 12th Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter’s Day Care, 1434 Belfield Ave.
Thursday, Nov. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at R.W. Brown Community Center, 1701 N. 8th St.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at HERO, 3439 N. 17th St.
Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at House of Prayer, 2327 W. Somerset St.
For more information, visit the senator’s Web site at www.senatorkitchen.com or call the district office at 215-227-6161.

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