Celebrate Energy Awareness Month with events throughout the month.
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Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. | Keene City Council meeting
Mayor George Hansel read a proclamation designating October as “Energy Awareness Month” in Keene. The proclamation reaffirms the City’s commitment to its adopted energy goals, and encourages residents, businesses, and others to get involved by attending local events planned throughout the month.
Free home energy workshop
Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. | Keene Recreation Center
Saving money has never been more important. Home energy efficiency is a long-term solution to save money on cooling and heating costs. Learn about saving electricity, insulation, and air sealing, energy audit and weatherization program, rebates and gas incentives and other incentives provided by the NH Saves program – plus easy and affordable tips and tricks anyone can do.
Clean Energy Expo at Railroad Square
Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. | Railroad Square
Join others in our community (including us, the Keene Clean Energy Team!) to celebrate all the things we are doing well and renew our commitment to keep striving ever onward.
Tour of homes powered by solar
Oct. 15 | Clean Energy Keene website and all over Keene
30+ building owners share the stories, frustrations, and triumphs of generating their own energy with solar panels and making their homes and businesses more energy-efficient. Their stories, along with photos, aerial photography, and an interactive map comprise a virtual and corresponding walking tour of Keene buildings powered by the sun.
“Kiss the Ground” film screening and discussion
Oct. 20 at 6:00 p.m. | Keene Public Library
Kiss the Ground, narrated by Woody Harrelson, is a full-length documentary shedding light on a “new, old approach” to farming called regenerative agriculture, a practice with the extraordinary ability to balance our climate and feed the world. This screening is hosted by the Keene Public Library.
Chamber Regional Issues Series
Oct. 27 at 8:00 a.m. | Cheshire County Courthouse Delegation Room
Showcase of businesses that have completed clean energy projects. After the forum, an optional tour of Paragon Digital will be offered. A local expert will discuss the Inflation Reduction Act and how it impacts businesses.
Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. | 310 Marlboro Street
The Keene Energy and Climate Committee is seeking volunteers to participate in the Keene Window Dressers Build. The goal is to build 200 window inserts that function as custom, interior-mounted storm windows in order to improve the warmth and comfort of indoor spaces, lower heating costs, and reduce fuel usage.
The build is happening Friday, Oct. 28 to Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 310 Marlboro St in Keene. You can sign up for shifts using the link below. No special skills or tools are required. Please try to fill shifts on the first three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) first. We may not need the days later in the build and may make changes to the schedule.
Questions, ideas, RSVPs? Contact the Clean Energy Team
Photo credits: Pilar Abaurrea and Bob Brown