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Weatherization Barnraising
Sunday, September 27
12:30—5:00 pm
5 Dickinson St., Cambridge, MA

The federal government hasn’t cut carbon yet, so let’s do it ourselves!

Help to weatherize a neighbor's home
Learn skills you can take back to your own home
Make new friends
Share food and celebrate with a live band

The Work List Includes:
Weatherizing doors with Qlon
Sealing the bandjoist (where the foundation meets the frame of the house)
Use caulk and sprayfoam to stop air penetration and leakage· Air-sealing a leaky attic closet and behind leaky kitchen cabinets
How to save hundreds per year on electric bills
and much more…

Sign up at or contact Steve at or 617-876-4753

Organized by the Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), a Cambridge-based co-op bringing neighbors together to weatherize our homes and take the energy future into our own hands.

HEET has been doing monthly weatherization barnraisings for a little over a year

Personally, I'd like to see a weatherization barnraising on the White House with the participation of "This Old House," Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition," HGTV,, DIY channel...

There are solar barnraisings too:

Join GRID Alternatives on September 12th for SOLARTHON 2009, as we fight the climate crisis and the economic crisis by bringing the benefits of solar power to low-income families. This will be our biggest one-day blowout event ever, with teams of individual fundraisers and corporate sponsors installing 16 solar electric systems in one day in partnership with low-income homeowners in East Oakland.
Join over 200 community and industry volunteers as you learn how to install solar while bringing clear environmental and economic benefits to local families. These systems will generate over $270,000 worth of clean, renewable power for low-income families over their lifespans, while eliminating over 800 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. We'll also be raising over $100,000 to help bring the benefits of solar to more low-income families throughout California, while helping spread the word that solar power is a practical, mainstream energy solution for all of our communities.

The Return of Weatherization Barnraising
...As Green Job Training?

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Originally posted to gmoke on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 08:38 PM PDT.


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