When: Thu., May 24, 6-8:30 p.m. 2018
Volunteers are needed to become a Green Building Challenge Ambassador to help area business take significant Climate action. The goal of Ulster County Climate Smart committee is to get 100 businesses to undertake an energy audit and retrofit, insulate and air-seal their building, switch to LED lighting or air- or ground-source heat pumps, install solar, purchase locally generated renewable energy, reuse food waste by participating in the HV Food Bank or composting, purchase an electric vehicle or install an EV charging station, and more. To accomplish this ambitious goal, a team of experts will train volunteers to work with Ulster County businesses, organizations and/or municipalities to implement these and other climate solutions that will really have an impact -- then to speak with their favorite business to help them take action, with support from the trainers. This training is worth taking in its own right -- chock full of valuable information for residents and businesses alike.