Energy and Sustainability
For Immediate Release

Sonoma County Agencies Pilot “Do It Yourself Energy & Water Savings Toolkits”

Energy and Water Savings Toolkits to Debut at Select Sonoma County Libraries

Santa Rosa, CA  –  November 3, 2016  –  In conjunction with the Sonoma County Library, the Sonoma County Energy and Sustainability Division, the Sonoma County Water Agency and Sonoma Clean Power are introducing “Do It Yourself” (DIY) Energy and Water Savings Toolkits as part of a pilot program promoting energy and water efficiency.

The toolkits will be available for checkout at the Guerneville, Sebastopol, and Central Santa Rosa branches of the Sonoma County Library beginning November 8, 2016.

Modeled after another successful program undertaken in Santa Clara County, the DIY Toolkits will enable Sonoma County Library cardholders to check out the kits for up to three (3) weeks. They provide tools and information enabling cardholders to perform home upgrade projects such as weather-stripping windows and doors, monitoring electrical use, determining water leaks, and switching to LED light bulbs.

“Through this collaborative effort, we are taking action to increase knowledge about home energy and conservation”, said Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo.  “It’s very exciting to see these agencies partnering to deliver the tools that library patrons need to make their homes healthier and more efficient.”

Following the six-month pilot period, the program will be evaluated for effectiveness. If deemed successful, the toolkits will be made available to additional branches of the Sonoma County Library.

“This is a great beginning for the Library in providing environmental education resources to the residents of Sonoma County,” said Sonoma County Library Director, Brett Lear.

  More information about the DIY Toolkits can be found at www.sonomacleanpower.org/programs, in person by going into a participating library branch or by attending one of these upcoming Home Energy and Water Workshops:

November 15, 2016
5:30 – 7pm
2300 County Center Dr., Ste A212
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

November 16, 2016
6-8pm
Guerneville Public Library
14107 Armstrong Woods Rd
Guerneville, CA 95446

RSVP or questions to gsenergy@sonoma-county.org

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