Racking up Successes in Berkeley, Emeryville and Richmond

Berkeley/Emeryville                                                                                                                    Rosie Nketiah, Leader-in-Field-Training

ESs Marie and Sophie,  Council member Laurie Capitelli, ESs Melina and Arturo and Vice mayor Linda Maio  pose at the Air Dry for the Environment event
ESs Marie and Sophie, Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, ESs Melina and Arturo, and Vice Mayor Linda Maio pose at the Air Dry for the Environment event

This week at the Berkeley/Emeryville site, our team participated in Rising Sun’s first EVER Air Dry for the Environment event, held at MLK Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley!  In addition to Rising Sun’s interns running and contributing to the event, all partakers lent a hand in setting up the clothesline, hanging the clothes, and more. Berkeley Vice Mayor Linda Maio, Berkeley City Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, and Executive Director of Rising Sun, Jodi Pincus, gave speeches explaining the benefits of air drying clothing and promoting energy sustainability in the local community through programs, such as California Youth Energy Services (CYES). Two of our Energy Specialists gave brief accounts of their experience working under CYES and how “going green” impacted their lives, while others engaged in local media interviews and expressed similar standpoints. Overall, Air Dry for the Environment was a success and allowed our site to take outreach and networking to another level. Berkeley/Emeryville is still going strong and looking forward to serving the community in any way possible.

Richmond                                                                                                                                           Phon Chanthansasak, Leader-in-Field-Training

Manager David and ESs Verbin and Souriya review paperwork
Manager David and ESs Verbin and Souriya review paperwork

This week in Richmond, our ESs serviced a total of 111 houses. Our teams are doing  a great job educating the clients and making sure their homes are energy efficient.

Each week we have our team goals; last week it was to install as many CFLs as possible. The record-holding team for our site installed 65 CFLs in one house, while another installed 52 CFLs at one site!

This week has been really busy. I was out in the field taking over for one of our ESs most of the time. When not in the field doing GHCs, I was out giving donation request letters to local businesses for the CYES barbecue at the end of the summer. It was a nerve racking experience in the beginning, but after a few tries, I think I am getting the hang of it! Hopefully I will hear back from the businesses soon.

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