Energy Trust is on the highway! Our employees is privileged to take part in a wide range of occasions hosted by neighborhood organizations and companies throughout the state. These occasions are essential methods we study what’s happening in communities we serve and what’s essential to them. To showcase these nice native occasions, we’re kicking off a weblog collection this month to share updates from our outreach employees’s occasion attendance.
This month’s highlight is of three occasions we not too long ago attended within the Portland space. Stay tuned for updates from different areas throughout Oregon.
African American Alliance for Homeownership Housing Fairs: In September and October, Energy Trust participated in two housing gala’s organized by African American Alliance for Homeownership, a corporation targeted on rising homeownership and financial stability for African Americans and different underserved people. The Hillsboro- and Portland-based occasions supplied sources for brand spanking new, present and potential owners to make the house-shopping for course of simpler and assist present homeowners save energy and cash of their new properties. Energy Trust is proud to help African American Alliance for Homeownership by way of these occasions, in addition to awarding the organization an innovation grant to develop solar curriculum and monetary incentives for quickly-to-be owners in communities of colour.
National Association of Minority Contractors-Oregon Community Resource Fair: This fall, Energy Trust and National Association of Minority Contractors-Oregon hosted a Community Resource Fair in collaboration with Portland Housing Bureau. The truthful helped present and potential African American and Latinx owners study applications to help in repairing and weatherizing their properties, save energy and discover inexpensive pathways to homeownership. The occasion additionally targeted on selling pre-apprenticeship alternatives within the constructing trades. Energy Trust’s employees loved some nice conversations had been had with neighborhood members who weren’t conscious of applications obtainable together with Energy Trust incentives. The occasion was additionally supported by African American Alliance for Home Ownership, Community Energy Project, Constructing Hope, Hacienda, Oregon Tradeswomen and Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives.
Dia de Muertos PDX and Mandos Mundo Entertainment neighborhood celebration: In help of annual Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Portland, Energy Trust was invited to affix AARP in a two-day neighborhood celebration held in Northeast Portland. The 11th yr of this household-pleasant celebration featured conventional meals, music, performances and actions, and supplied a fantastic likelihood for employees to rejoice this vacation whereas sharing details about learn how to hold properties hotter and extra comfy heading into the heating season.
Find out if Energy Trust is attending an occasion close to you! Visit energytrust.org/events for our full listing of statewide occasions.