Solar power for homes will be easier and more affordable than ever July through September 2014 thanks to Solarize Charlottesville, a grassroots, community-based outreach initiative sponsored by the nonprofit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) in partnership with the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the UVA Community Credit Union. Solarize Charlottesville is a one-stop-shop for community members to learn more about solar power options for their homes and facilitate the installation and financing of their own project. Through bulk purchasing and free solar site assessments, Solarize Charlottesville puts solar within reach.
The foundation of this program is community participation. When a community decides to rally behind solar, local installers are able to lower their prices. This is a result of bulk purchasing, offset marketing expenses, reduced travel expenses, and the guarantee that solar installation crews will be kept busy. In addition to the reduced price created by Solarize Charlottesville’s economies of scale, LEAP will help participants access a 30% federal tax credit, affordable financing (as low as 0%), and navigate the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) market.
Whether considering solar for increased energy independence, hedging against increased electric utility prices, or cutting carbon emissions, Solarize Charlottesville will be a great place to learn about all the benefits of going solar. For more information view our website: www.solarizecville.org or give us a call at 434-227-4666.
*Note, website currently under construction until event launch.
Girl Scouts provides the most bang for your buck. For just $17, a Girl will have access to tons of new, fun and amazing experiences. Girl Scouts offers a wide array of exciting activities that give girls the chance to explore their world and discover their passions. Just because summer is ending, doesn’t mean the fun has to. Keep the fun going, go to GSVSC.ORG/JOIN or call 1-800-542-5905.
It’s that time of year again! Have you been wanting to try out Baby Boot Camp classes? Now is the time! Grab your favorite little workout partner and come on out on M,W,Th, and F at 9:20am to the pavilions at Pen Park and Tuesday at 9:15am at acac Adventure Central. Baby Boot Camp is the ultimate in multi-tasking for busy moms–get a great workout, meet other moms, and have a fun time with your baby all at the same time! We will be so thrilled to welcome you to the group–all ability levels are welcome. Classes are absolutely free all week long and we want to show Charlottesville how much fun we’re having! Don’t miss this chance to see what Baby Boot Camp is all about!
come have some halloween Fun at Hoover Ridge Saturday, Oct. 25th, from 5:30-9pm. $5 per person to enter. Concessions will be sold. Walk the Haunted Woods, go on a hay ride, play Halloween games, enjoy some ghoulish treats.
sponsored by Madison Parks and Recreation. For more information call 540-308-1247 or email Valerie.email@example.com
Rain Date: Oct. 26th.
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