Local Youth Help Marin County Go Green with Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, and Tree-Planting

Across Marin County this summer, Rising Sun Energy Center’s (Rising Sun) California Youth Energy Services (CYES) program provided 250 local homes with a Green House Call: an energy assessment, education, and mini-retrofit – all at no cost. In just six weeks, 2,029 incandescent light bulbs and 124 inefficient sink aerators and showerheads were swapped for energy efficient CFLs and water-saving measures in local Marin County homes. This is the 8th year that Rising Sun has partnered with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the County of Marin, as well as Marin Municipal Water District and North Marin Water District, to run the CYES program in Marin County. 

This year, the team of eight youth Energy Specialists and their managers wanted to take “green” to another level. On the last day of the program, the team planted a California Live Oak sapling at the Terra Linda Community Center, to provide additional carbon offset and to give back to the community. The tree took on the name of the team, Marin-C, and was planted as a testament to the success of the summer program in Marin. 

Starting in early September this year, CYES will continue its work in Marin County with an after-school employment program providing more Green House Calls to local residents. We encourage residents, both renters and owners, to take advantage of this limited-time, no-cost service and sign up today by calling 510-665-1501 x10. 

For more information on Rising Sun Energy Center, please visit www.risingsunenergy.org

 California consumers are not obligated to purchase any full fee service or other service not funded by this program. This program is funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

 Los consumidores en California no están obligados a comprar servicios completes o adicionales que no esten cubiertos bajo este Programa. Este Programa está financiado por los usuarios de servicios públicos en California bajo la jurisdicción de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California (CPUC). 

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