Mothers Out Front in Amherst and Northampton are both doing projects with ener-G-save, a local philanthropic venture that takes thermal image of homes thought the Pioneer Valley. We're helping get the word out to residents that they can make their homes more comfortable and healthy by making them more energy efficient.
Lee Jennings, a mom in Amherst, made a toss game, a house with holes where the energy is leaking out. We tried it out at the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival earlier in August. Kids loved trying to throw corks though the holes to "plug the leaks." If they got three plugged, they could put a solar panel on the roof. Meanwhile...we talked with the moms dads about energy efficiency.
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