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Archived News Release from 2010

For Immediate Release

Redwood City’s Neighborhood “Verde Teams” to Get Free Household Energy Audits, Take Other Green Action

Redwood City, CA - January 27 , 2010 - As part of Redwood City Verde, the City’s environmental program, Redwood City is recruiting groups of neighbors to form Verde Teams which will join together and implement tools to save energy and water in their households. The City is inviting anyone interested from neighborhoods, community groups, congregations, clubs, or other associations to be a Verde Team Leader or Team member, and to do their part to reduce energy and water use in their household and neighborhood.

More information about how to start or join a Verde Team is available from Beth Ross, Redwood City Environmental Initiatives Manager, at (650) 780-5917 or bross@redwoodcity.org. Visit Redwood City’s Verde website at www.redwoodcity.org/verde.

Verde Team Leaders will convene an initial gathering of eight households at which participants learn about energy and water conservation, and sign up for a free Green@Home energy audit House Call provided by the City’s non-profit partner Acterra. Verde Team members will also agree to take at least three other recommended actions to help reduce their energy and water use, which will help them save money on their utility bills.

Verde Teams that successfully complete the program will receive a contribution of up to $300 that can be used to support a nearby school’s environmental club or garden program, toward purchase of an energy-efficient appliance for their congregation, or support local non-profit CityTrees and its urban forest volunteer program.

Teams must be comprised of Redwood City households. Incentives are contributed toward qualifying environmental programs or activities of neighborhood, community, or faith groups in Redwood City, or such programs at Redwood City School District schools, Woodside, Sequoia, and Redwood High Schools, Sandpiper Elementary School, or a private school in Redwood City.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov .

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Contact:
Beth Ross
Environmental Initiatives Manager
(650) 780-5917

 
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