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New Haven Teens Launch Energy Efficiency Program for Limited-Income Families

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp is joined by (back row from left) Members of the Youth Conservation Corps, Youth @Work Program Coordinator Tomi Veale, United Illuminating Program Manager Maritza Estremera, Youth Conservation Corps Supervisor Shequerra Hobby and New Haven Youth Services Director Jason Bartlett to launch the Home Energy Solutions- Income Eligible canvassing program as part of the city’s "Clean Energy Summer"

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 13, 2017) — On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, members of the New Haven Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) were joined at City Hall by Mayor Toni Harp, other local dignitaries and employees from United Illuminating (UI) to launch the fourth consecutive year of their energy efficiency canvassing program. These efforts were announced as part of New Haven’s "Clean Energy Summer," a city-wide commitment to combatting climate change as part of Mayor Harp’s agreement with the Compact of Mayors – a national group working to develop a low-emission society.

The YCC will spend the summer visiting an estimated 10,000 New Haven homes promoting the financial benefits of the Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible program. These no-cost assessments provide an average of $1,000 worth of efficiency services designed to increase comfort and lower monthly energy bills for those meeting certain income requirements.

As a partner of the Energize Connecticut initiative, UI committed $5,000 to the efforts, in addition to supplying brochures, applications, backpacks, shirts and other useful materials.

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