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Sponsored by the Conservation Education Network

October 15, 2009

MONTICELLO – A workshop on “Heating Your Home for the Winter” is being held on Sunday, October 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Ted Stroebele Neighborhood Facility in Monticello.  “Heating Your Home” will include information about weatherization, bio-diesel fuel and air source heat pumps.

The program will provide “how-to” resources for families and individuals who want to take specific and practical steps to make their homes and businesses more sustainable, lower their carbon footprint, and save money.  This is the last of a four-part series of workshops presented by the Sullivan County Conservation Education Network. 

Presentations will cover: weatherization by thoroughly sealing, insulating and properly ventilating ones home; affordable programs for seniors, veterans, low-income families; newly passed NYS program to fund both middle-income residential and commercial building retrofits.

Other topics include: 

·         Heating your home with bio-diesel fuel this winter

·         Air source heat pumps – a new breakthrough opportunity – available now

The program is free and open to everyone.  Refreshments will be provided.  The public is encouraged to pre-register by calling 845-482-5400.

The Sullivan County Conservation Education Network is an inclusive partnership that uses education to promote a sustainable environment and commerce.  Members include: Bashakill Area Association; Catskill Mountainkeeper; Delaware Highland Conservancy; Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development; Sullivan County Department of Planning and Environmental Management; Sullivan County Office of Sustainable Energy; SPECS (Special Protection of the Environment for the County of Sullivan); and Sullivan Renaissance.