Los Angeles County is inviting community-based organizations to raise money, help reduce energy use and become an Energy Champion.
The Energy Champions program is currently accepting applications from nonprofit and faith-based organizations, K-12 public and private schools, homeowner associations, and chambers of commerce located within Los Angeles County.
Groups that become Energy Champion organizations raise money by encouraging homeowners in their communities to make their homes more energy efficient.
“With their deep ties to their communities, Energy Champions can play a key role in educating Los Angeles County residents about the benefits of the Energy Upgrade California program, while raising funds for their organizations,” said Howard Choy, General Manager of the L.A. County Office of Sustainability.
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An Energy Champion organization can receive $500 for each homeowner they introduce to the Energy Upgrade program who completes a home energy upgrade.
Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County provides homeowners who make energy-saving home improvements with rebates and incentives of up to $4,500.
Through Labor Day 2011, however, the County of Los Angeles is offering an additional $1,500, giving homeowners the opportunity to receive up to $6,000 in rebates and incentives.
“We think many organizations will appreciate the chance to promote a program that not only helps homeowners save money but also reduces the impact of high energy use on the environment,” said Choy.
Organizations interested in becoming Energy Champions are invited to get more information by clicking here .