Making Smart Energy Choices Series

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This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series.
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Program Description


Feeling helpless about climate change? We have some answers for you!

Starting on Monday, April 19, at 6 p.m., Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment (RACE) and Ridgefield Library present a series of six weekly Zoom sessions on Making Smart Energy Choices. The presenters are Ridgefielders with experience in these topics. RACE serves in an advisory capacity to Ridgefield's Board of Selectmen. RACE’s mission is to raise awareness, educate and bring about actions that can be taken to become smarter about energy use, be good stewards to our natural resources and reduce waste.

  • April 19 - Modelling solutions to Climate Change – find out what works and what doesn’t with Roberta Barbieri
  • April 26 - Installing a Solar System on Your Home with Dwayne Escola
  • May 3 - How to Get a Free Energy Audit with Gavin Watson 
  • May 10 - Replacing Your Oil Furnace and HVAC with Geothermal with Beth Ingram - Do you dread seeing your oil delivery truck pull into your driveway every month, especially during these long, cold winter months? Are you concerned about the cost of heating and cooling your home?  By switching to geothermal, homeowners can reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and take a step toward energy independence. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal heat pumps are “The most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective systems for heating and cooling buildings.”  

    Ridgefield residents Chris and Beth Ingram, are passionate about helping homeowners transition from fossil heating systems to renewable geothermal heating and cooling systems. Chris Ingram is a Sustainability Investment Manager and Beth Ingram is a part-time teacher and full-time mom to their three children.
  • May 17 - Replacing Your Oil Furnace with an Air Source Heat Pump with Gavin Watson 

    May 24 - Electric Vehicle Charging for the Curious with Vincent Giordano

By registering for one of the upcoming sessions you will be able to attend any or all of the programs in the series. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation and reminder emails.


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