BECOME AN ENERGY NAVIGATOR
Learn: Through hands-on classes about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and heating options, and about programs, incentives, and resources available to save energy at home.
Volunteer: Help community members reduce their energy use and energy bills, and enjoy safer and more comfortable homes.
Apply: Contact Jennifer Trimber at (607)734-4453 ext.214.
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Energy Navigators Explanations
Energy Navigators are concerned and capable residents who help their friends, neighbors and other community members learn about ways they can reduce their energy use and energy bills and use renewable forms of energy to heat and power their homes.
Energy Navigators commit to a year-long program that includes a period of training, followed by supervised outreach and education with community members. Volunteers are expected to give at least 50 hours of their time over the course of the year to related outreach activities, and help at least ten of their contacts with energy-related. See section below for a list of training topics.
Training - The 2020 Applications are Due July 10th, and online classes will begin Wednesdays starting July 29th from 6-8:15 PM and will last ten consecutive weeks. Details will be provided to volunteers.
2020 Energy Navigator training with Energy Expert
Energy Navigators is a program of Cooperative Extension of Chemung County, and NYSERDA
It is estimated that over a third of the County's carbon emissions are from residential energy use, especially electricity and heating in homes and car-dependent travel. There is growing evidence of the effectiveness of programs that provide tailored support to individuals and families to help them reduce their emissions.
Last updated July 8, 2020