High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest winner announced
When Amy Cook found her cabin outside of Boone, N.C., she said, “It felt like home instantly.” Unfortunately, the first winter in her new home brought sky-high electric bills, despite her keeping the house unbearably cold. As the grand prize winner of our High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest, Amy hopes the upgrades she’ll receive will make her forever home more comfortable and affordable. Read the rest of her story.
Blue Ridge Energy discourages member attendance at annual meeting
Our Energy Savings Program Manager, Rory McIlmoil, recently attended the annual membership meeting for his local electric cooperative, Blue Ridge Energy. He was one of only two members there not employed by the co-op. Read his report from the meeting and find out why members don’t attend (hint: it’s the co-op management’s fault).
Home Energy Block Party was a hit!
The Energy Savings team celebrated clean energy last month at our Home Energy Block Party in West Jefferson, N.C. There were solar-powered smoothies, a visioning board, fun games and lots of great conversation. Here’s a recap!
Member-owners of Powell Valley Electric Cooperative in East Tennessee have formed the group PVEC Member Voices to improve the way their co-op operates and how it includes members in the decision-making process. Check out their new website for information on the group’s goals and ways to get involved.
Don’t live in Tennessee but still want to contribute? Donate by mailing a check to Appalachian Voices at 589 W King St, Boone, NC 28607 (write “PVEC campaign” in the memo line). Appalachian Voices is acting as a fiscal sponsor; all funds will go directly to community members.