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Why Energy Service Corps is Awesome

Last May, I graduated from St Olaf College with a degree in Environmental Studies. I knew I wanted to do something after graduating that not only helped people, but helped the environment as well. That's when I found WISPIRG Energy Service Corps in Madison, WI. While working as an Americorps member, I gained valuable skills such as public speaking, talking to community members, and how to plan events. I finished my term of service in Madison, and was promoted to Campus Organizer for the UW-Milwaukee campus. I wanted to continue to help people figure out ways that they can save energy, and I also wanted to provide college students with the skills that I was able to gain as well. 

We have had a great year so far here at UW-Milwaukee. One particular accomplishment that I'm incredibly proud of is the success of our Alternative Energy Spring Break Service Trip to Green Bay, WI. With about 10 interns and volunteers, we were able to teach over 750 kids and reach over 100 homeowners and renters and talk to them about ways to save energy in their homes.  It was a very rewarding experience to be able to communicate with kids and adults like that and see them get excited and fired up about something that I care so much about as well. 

One of the best parts of ESC is that we get stuff done. We have accomplished so much this past year, and I'm very excited to see what else we can do.
One of my AmeriCorps members from this past semester, Rachel Krueger, said,
"I originally joined ESC for myself; to do something that I could be proud of.  In the end, It turned out to be something I could do for the community. And while addressing a pressing societal issue, I formed remarkable friendships with a group of incredible people.  Joining ESC was one of the best choices I have made in a long time."

This summer is going to be a great one -- Our goals are to provide over 1000 energy assessments to community members in the Milwaukee area and teach over 600 kids about the importance of energy conservation.  We have a team of 8 AmeriCorps members and volunteers that are really excited and ready to help our community.
Together, we can help to reduce Milwaukee's overall energy use!
-Brittany Faust
Campus Organizer at UW-Milwaukee
Energy Service Corps

Alternative Energy Spring Break Service Trip Update

Thanks to everyone who donated and help make our Green Bay Spring Break so successful! With a team of about 12 people, we were able to get a LOT done! We went to 1 elementary school, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school and were able to educate and talk to 773 students about the importance of energy conservation!

While we were there teaching kids, we were also out on the turf, talking to homeowners and renters about ways that they can save energy in their homes thanks to our team of hardworking Energy Assessors! We were able to complete 106 energy assessments in less than 5 days!

We definitely feel like we made a difference in Green Bay and got kids talking about the importance of energy and where it comes from, and look forward to doing more good work in Milwaukee!

Energy Service Corps News

WISPIRG's Energy Service Corps is working to help people save energy, save the environment, and save money all at the same time.  We all use energy, but the problem is that here in Wisconsin, over 85% of our energy comes from burning dirty sources like coal, gas, and oil, which spew pollution into the air, which is increasingly harmful to our health, and costs more and more each year.

One way to help solve this problem is to cut the energy we waste in our homes.  If every home in the US swapped just ONE regular lightbulb for a CFL (compact fluorescent light bulb), we'd have the same effect on air pollution as taking 800,000 cars off the roads, and what's more is we'd save 600 million dollars!  Through education and service projects, Energy Service Corps is working to help people tap into these energy efficiency solutions and reduce our overall energy use.

Our students at UW-Milwaukee worked this semester to educate 1,065 kids about energy conservation and talk to over 200 homeowners and renters about ways they can save energy in their homes and apartments!

Keep checking back here for more updates on our semester.

If you would like one of our FREE HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENTS, sign up here: Energy Service Corps Free Home Energy Assessments




Energy Service Corps Goal Tracking

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