Hood River is on its way to discovering energy savings and renewable energy opportunities. Join us and learn how to reap the rewards of local energy programs and projects.
This one-day workshop brought to you by Gorge Owned and Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network is designed to help Hood River increase its investment in clean energy as a way to create a healthier environment for the community, grow the tax base, and save and keep money in the region.
Topics include: Discovering Hood River’s clean energy potential, learning from success stories in Hood River and other Oregon communities, and investing in community-owned energy projects. There will be plenty of time for questions and small-group discussions.
Location: Hood River Fire Station, 1785 Meyer Pkwy, Hood River, OR
Time: Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Workshop is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Registration Cost: $15, which covers meals (Pine Street Bakery and Marley’s Corner) and workshop sessions.
Hire Electric is super excited to be part of this great campaign to solarize our community.
With support from Northwest Solar Communities, Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.
GO! Solar is a community “solarize” initiative aimed at helping Columbia River Gorge homeowners overcome the barriers associated with investing in solar power. Local contractors and suppliers are working together to offer a simplified process and unbeatable prices. In addition to state, federal and local incentives, GO! Solar can reduce total project cost by up to 20%. The catch: Homeowners have to sign up for the program no later than March 30, 2015 to guarantee the bulk discounts.
“Going solar pays off in a number of ways,” says Amanda Lawrence, Gorge Owned Membership and Program Director. “It reduces your monthly utility bills, increases your home value, reduces your dependence on fossil fuel and, if done through GO! Solar, supports the local economy.”
Learn more about GO! Solar at a community launch party, Tuesday, February 3, from 6-8 pm, at Full Sail Brew Pub (506 Columbia St., Hood River). Learn about financial incentives for solar, meet the local contractors delivering the program and have your questions about solar answered by regional experts. Participants can also enjoy light appetizers and beer courtesy of Full Sail.
Gorge Owned is planning additional events in Klickitat and Wasco Counties in February. Details will be announced atwww.gorgeowned.org/programs/
What: GO! Solar Launch Party
When: Tuesday, Feb., 3, 2015, 6-8 pm
Where: Full Sail Brew Pub, 506 Columbia St., Hood River
Follow Up Meetings:
- February 10th, The Dalles, Clocktower Ales, 311 Union Street from 6pm – 7:30pm
- February 12th, White Salmon, Columbia Bank Community Room, 390 NE Tohomish St, 6pm – 7pm
- February 17th, Goldendale, Klickitat PUD Community Room, 1313 South Columbus Avenue 6pm – 7:30pm
About Gorge Owned
Gorge Owned is a 501.c.3 member-supported organization with a mission to strengthen connections between the people, natural environment and economy of the Columbia River Gorge. With more than 200 individual and business members, GO! delivers year-round programing that informs and inspires people to invest in a vibrant community, healthy environment and strong local economy. Programs include Gorge Green Drinks, Sense of Place Lecture Series, GO! Local Campaign, and Gorge Earth Day.
Learn More: GorgeOwned.org
— Hire Electric Solar (@hireelectric) February 4, 2015
Gorge Owned sponsored GO! Talks this fall in Hood River and Hire’s Jonathan Lewis gave an historical energy tour around the gorge with a pitch for a new Rural RE Electrification Act: