Staff from Mayor Chris Beutler's Cleaner Greener Lincoln initiative will participate in the Lincoln Electric System's (LES) Sustainable Living Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at SouthPointe Pavilions Mall. Their display will include a map indicating the people, neighborhoods and organizations that have benefited from local energy efficiency programs in the last few years. A new video series features residents telling their stories of how they saved energy and money.
"The thank you campaign is part of the completion of the reEnergize program, a federally funded energy efficiency effort done in partnership with the City of Omaha," said Milo Mumgaard, Senior Mayoral Aide. "We are highlighting the dozens of businesses, organizations, utilities, financing institutions and groups who have jumped into the profitable energy savings marketplace. They will lead the way in coming years as Lincoln becomes an even more energy smart city."
At the close of the program this fall, about 600 Lincoln households will have received incentive funding for energy efficiency upgrades. Over 60 commercial and nonprofit building owners will have learned more about the energy savings potential in their property.
"reEnergize has served as a market catalyst for energy efficiency," said Mumgaard. "The investment of over $2.4 million in Lincoln has led to dozens of newly-trained contractors, businesses and services."
The new videos and photos of participants can be found online at energysmartlincoln.org and on 5 CITY-TV, government access cable channel 5.
More information on the LES Sustainable Living Festival is available at les.com.