With black ice on the ground this morning and a winter chill in the air, we’re heating our homes more and driving up power consumption along with our utility bills.
Washington’s weatherization program helps low-income homes and apartments make improvements that save money, reduce pollution, and create local jobs. It’s a matchmaker program funded by the Department of Commerce. But since the Legislature failed to pass a capital budget, this vital work to prepare low-income homes for the winter months is unfunded and frozen.
We joined the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy last summer in order to work with other organizations across the state to advance equitable climate policy.
We’re sending a petition to legislators, with signatures from individual members to show the wide and deep grassroots support for this program. Please take a moment to add your name supporting low-income weatherization in Washington.
This program puts people to work making homes warmer and safer, reducing home energy use on average 25%, while saving residents an average of $270 per year on energy costs.
We’re in the Alliance because we believe that we can reduce carbon pollution by investing in clean energy and efficiency, and improving the lives of communities most burdened by pollution. This weatherization program is just one of many solutions we’re working on together with our community partners in the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy.
Monica Cortes Viharo