Time To Button Up
This Saturday is Button Up Vermont's Day of Action. It's the second annual event intended to inspire Vermonters to weatherize their homes. Organizers are hoping Vermonters will embrace the fall Button Up Vermont event in the same way they take part in Green Up Day each spring.
Here's what the Button Up Vermont website has to say about the Nov. 1 event:
The Button Up Vermont Day of Action is an annual tradition aimed at inspiring more Vermonters to “Button Up” each fall, just like we “Green Up” every spring!
Many Vermonters waste heat — and a ton of money — because our buildings leak air and are not properly insulated. This effort is all about mobilizing more people to take steps to stop wasting energy and start saving money.
The Button Up Vermont Day of action is a collaboration between the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, Efficiency Vermont, Capstone Community Action, NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad, Vermontivate, Vermont Energy Education Program and Green Up Vermont. The goal is to raise awareness about energy efficiency opportunities and "create a larger network of people working to inspire their friends and neighbors to retrofit their homes."
Communities such as Dummerston, Middlebury and Weybridge are hosting Button Up workshops this fall. In total, more than two dozen cities and towns have pledged to take part in the day of action. And for people who want to get involved on their own, the Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network has compiled a list of ways to take actionon Nov. 1.