rising sun - Green House calls youth program

What is a Green House Call?

Don’t miss your chance to schedule a Green House Call!. Antioch residents can now sign up for your no-cost Green House Call and be part of a true win-win-win situation: a win for the youth who gain valuable work experience, a win for the resident who saves money, and a win for the environment that benefits from reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Appointments are available from July 2nd – August 9th, 2019.

What is Climate Careers program and Green House Calls?

Climate Careers program, in operation since 2000, is a highly innovative youth employment and empowerment program, addressing climate change by providing valuable no-cost services to thousands of local residents each year. This is accomplished by training and employing local youth in the Bay Area and Central Valley and putting them to work providing Green House Call service to local residents. The program serves all residents, regardless of income, renter, or owner status.

The best part? It won’t cost you anything. Really.

Photo Credit to Rising Sun

What to expect on a Green House Call

When you sign up for a Green House Call, two trained youth Energy Specialists will be sent to your home to check for

  • resource conservation opportunities
  • install new equipment to help you save energy, water, and money
  • give you personalized recommendations for even more savings

The youth Energy Specialists install equipment as needed, such as energy-efficient light bulbs, high-efficiency faucet aerators for bath and kitchen, shower heads, and more – all at absolutely no cost to the resident.

Energy saving light bulb

Energy saving tips

About Rising Sun

Founded in 1994 as a renewable energy education center, Rising Sun Center for Opportunity has since evolved into the leading green training, employment, and residential efficiency organization that it is today. Headquartered in Oakland, Rising Sun has served communities in Northern California since 2000.

Rising Sun builds healthy communities through climate solutions and green career pathways. With a focus on underserved populations, Rising Sun provides youth and low-income adults with meaningful training and employment opportunities in the growing green economy, while delivering free energy and water conservation upgrades to thousands of households each year.

Since our founding in 1994, we have grown the size of our investment in the community, and each year we have seen a greater impact. To date, Rising Sun has trained more than 2,427 youth and 900 adults and served  46,000 Bay Area households with energy and water saving measures. Through these activities, we have saved California residents over $22 million in energy costs and kept 138 million kilowatt hours of electricity and over 3.7 million natural gas therms from being used. Those energy savings have saved enough energy to power over 17,000 homes for one year. 

Schedule Your Free Green House Call

Space is limited, appointments are available from July 2nd – August 9th, 2019 so call today, (510) 665-1501 ext. 300, or sign up here. We’ll sign you up for an appointment, or put you on our waitlist.

For more information about job opportunities, or to sign up for your Green House Call, call:
(510) 665-1501 ext 300 or visit our website: www.risingsunopp.org/programs/ghc.

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