Celebrating Weatherization Day 2018
“We start off conserving energy, but we end up saving lives.”
Those powerful words come from Jae Feyijinmi of Baltimore. Ms. Feyijinmi helps lead Civic Works’ Baltimore Energy Challenge, which teaches low and no cost ways to save energy to Baltimore City residents, businesses, and schools.
As Jae says, weatherization can save lives, and it’s why we are celebrating National Weatherization Day on October 30th. Help us spread the word by sharing with your family, friends, and elected officials that:
Residents of weatherized homes report fewer asthma symptoms & hospitalizations
Weatherization Assistance Programs (WAP) in Maryland and Washington save families with low-incomes $283 in energy costs every year.
Some low-income households in Maryland pay up to 66 percent of their income toward shelter costs, and WAP is a great way to help them lower these costs.
As we celebrate Weatherization Day 2018, we offer a big thanks to Jai and the many weatherization advocates and professionals creating healthier, more affordable homes across Maryland.