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Energy and Green Intiatives, Healthy Homes Initiative, Poverty, Weatherization

Weatherization Day & Energy Action Month-Toolkit #4

This is the fourth and final public information toolkit for 2016! National Weatherization Day is on October 30th and all of October is Energy Action Month. Remember the hashtag for Weatherization Day social media posts is #WxDayOct30.

Please continue to give us details about your Weatherization Day events and Activities on this sign up sheet. If you have any proclamations of Weatherization Day by a governor, mayor, City Council, etc. please email those to ebehna@nascsp.org. Toolkits #1, #2, and #3 all have great resources for you to use throughout October as well. Tell your Weatherization story loud and proud!

Twitter

  • WAP funds supported the #Weatherization of nearly 130,000 units in Program Year 2015 alone #WeatherizationWorks
  • In a typical year the #WAP leads to about $340 million in energy savings program-wide #WeatherizationWorks
  • Households benefit from #EnergyEfficiency when less of their household incomes go to utilities #EnergyActionMonth #energyburden
  • #Weatherization was launched in 1976 to save imported oil & reduce heating bills #EnergyActionMonth #WXDayOct30
  • More than 7.4 million homes have been weatherized, creating #healthyhomes & lowering #energyburden #WXDayOct30
  • Over ____ homes were weatherized in ____ by (@agency) #WeatherizationWorks #WXdayOct30
  •  #Weatherization work by (@agency) saved low-income households $____ on average #WAPworks #Weatherization #WXdayOct30
  • (@agency) is proud to work with [community partners or local utility companies] to increase the #energyefficiency & #healthandsafety of our community #Weatherization #WXDayOct30
  •  (@agency) leveraged $___ in additional funding to maximize their ability to provide #weatherization & increase #energyefficiency for local households
  •  #Weatherization increases energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption & lowering utility costs #WXDayOct30 #EnergyActionMonth
  • #DYK there are #weatherization programs in all 50 states, D.C., Native American tribes, & U.S. Territories? #WXDayOct30
  •  #WAP provides: energy savings to American families, health & safety benefits, jobs & new technology #EnergyActionMonth #WeatherizationWorks
  •  #Weatherization reduced #carbon emissions by 7,382,000 metric tons in 2010 #EnergyActionMonth #WXDayOct30
  • Every dollar invested in #weatherization returns $4.10 to society in energy, health, and safety benefits #WxDayOct30 #EnergyActionMonth
  • #DYK: A typical low-income family saves between $250 and $450 per year after receiving weatherization services #WxDayOc30 #EnergyActionMonth

Facebook

The Home Energy Affordability Gap is the gap between “affordable” home energy bills and “actual” home energy bills. In 2015, the Home Energy Affordability Gap for those near or below the federal poverty line was calculated to be $40 billion http://bit.ly/2cPvCoi  #EnergyActionMonth #EnergyBurden #TalkPoverty

Low-income households pay 7.2 percent of household income on utilities – more than three times what higher income households pay http://bit.ly/1QnMjRM #EnergyBurden #EnergyActionMonth #TalkPoverty

This year Colorado launched a low-income rooftop solar project within its Weatherization Assistance Program http://bit.ly/2d05Cap #WeatherizationWorks #EnergyActionMonth #WxDayOct30

Did you know? States have maximized the impact of the Weatherization Assistance Program through strategic partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Learn more here: https://thestateofpoverty.org/2016/08/15/liheap-and-wap-two-sides-of-the-same-coin/

Today is National Weatherization Day! Since 1976, WAP has provided critical weatherization services to over seven million low-income families in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, five U.S. Territories, and three Native American Tribes. The WAP provides cost-effective energy savings to American families, leads to important health and safety benefits, positively impacts the environment, and supports jobs and new technology. #WXDayOct30 #WAP40Yrs

https://thestateofpoverty.org/2016/06/30/weatherization-assistance-program-marks-40-years-of-serving-low-income-families/

Videos

WAPTAC Faces of Weatherization Series

WAP Professional- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CdNjM_btPk

Weatherization plus Health-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWVcLPCBjh4

Client testimonial- http://www.waptac.org/MediaModule/video/453/Faces-of-Weatherization-Rebecca-Genia.aspx

Client testimonial- http://www.waptac.org/MediaModule/video/458/Faces-of-Weatherization-Susan-Wulf.aspx

Posts With Graphics

The #WAP not only helps low-income families save $$$, but also makes homes healthier and safer! #HealthyHomes #WxPlusHealth

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#CommunityAction Agencies provide #WAP services across the country and reducing the #energyburden of low-income families #WxDayOct30

 

WAP and CAA Stats

 

Share your facts about the #WAP during #EnergyActionMonth! #WeatherizationWorks

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October is #EnergyActionMonth! How are you taking action on #Energy?

 

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Happy Weatherization Day 2016! #WxDayOct30 #WeatherizationWorks #WAP40yrs

Happy Weatherization Day! Do you know your #WAP facts?? #WxDayOct30

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