WILTON – Four local agencies will be sponsoring an energy conservation forum Saturday, looking to help people save money at home. The event is free and open to the public.
The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Academy Hill School on Oct. 4. Two senior energy auditors will focus on ways that homeowners can save money on their heating and power bills. These ideas range from basic lifestyle changes to easy repairs and fixes.
Western Maine Community Action is one of the four groups helping put the forum on. Director of Program Operations Irving Faunce said that the two auditors, Randy Burgess and Gary LaGrange, have more than 50 years of experience between them.
“It’s really focusing on things that people can do at home,” Faunce said. “Basic energy conservation 101.”
These range from wearing a sweater to easy ways to better weatherize a home.
The tips and advice, Faunce said, will be similar to some of the work conducted by WMCA’s Energy and Housing Resources Program’s energy audits. Those audits are provided, free of charge, to people who are looking for ways to make it through a potentially harsh winter.
The event is sponsored by WMCA, the Wilton Ecumenical Community Outreach program, Western Mountain Energy Project and the Western Mountains Alliance.