You're invited to "It's My Home!" Workshop and Volunteer Orientation: Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00-11:30 at Youth Build Louisville, 810 S Preston. Call to register 502-636-9276 or just show-up. This is in conjunction with the Mayor's Day of Giving and Smoketown Rising. For this and a list of other events: Click here.
The 2015 Green Spark Awards will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort. Doors open at 11:00 with lunch and award presentations 11:30-1:00.
We are pleased to announce that the Troubadours of Divine Bliss will inspire and entertain us with their songs and music, Habitat for Humanity's Rob Locke will share his wisdom from years of service and commitment to affordable housing and WFPL's Environment Reporter, Erica Peterson will MC the event.
For Business Leadership - M&M Cartage: They have invested heavily in methods to reduce carbon and pollution and have an active leadership role in the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition and the Louisville Sustainability Council’s Sustainable Transportation Action Team.
For Educational Leadership - The Louisville Nature Center: Providing nature education and encouraging stewardship in an urban forest.
For Individual Leadership - Debra Osoffsky: Working at the STAR Center Family Resource Center serving Stonestreet and Sanders Elementary Schools in Southwest Jefferson County, she began an environmental journey by installing a wetland area at each school, brought a wetland expert/educator for professional development and constructed raised beds and butterfly gardens at each school.
For Non-Profit Community Service - The Olmstead Parks Conservancy: Restoring, enhancing and protecting Louisville’s Olmsted-designed parks and parkways, connecting nature and neighborhood while strengthening our community’s well-being.
For Youth Achievement - Cayley Crum: As a 13-year old Cadet Level Girl Scout, Cayley Crum founded ReTree Shively with the help of her mother.
Steve Kaufman, a reporter for The Voice-Tribune wrote an article about us in their April 2, 2015 issue. See it here.
Project Warm serves people in your community
Since 1982 Project Warm has provided free weatherization services for people who meet the eligibility criteria, including both home owners and renters.We also provide Energy Management Workshops throughout the Louisville Metro area. Our annual Blitz service project enlists over 600 volunteers who work in teams to winterize homes of seniors and disabled residents.
We're a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded in part by LG&E, UPS, Metro Louisville, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Gheens Foundation and the donations of many generous businesses and individuals like you.
Past News and Events...
Our fundraiser at 'Just Creations' on Tuesday evening, December 2, was a worthwhile opportunity to support craft artists and their living wage project.
Blitz volunteers weatherized over 300 homes on November 8th and 15th for people needing a little help before the cold weather set in. We received numerous "thank-you" calls and notes from many happily warmer folks.
Oct 14, 2014: "IT'S MY HOME!" workshop with energy conservation conversation, lots of DIY information and especially well received was the discussion about how to prioritize energy saving upgrades. Check out these links to related articles and videos.
August 9, 2014: Our first "It's My Home!" workshop was a success! David and Daniel from YouthBuild Louisville were there with us early on a Saturday morning to welcome everyone who registered. Everyone was engaged and engaging. Off to a good start!
August 6, 2014: Project Warm volunteer, Joe Gahlinger, repaired the door leading to a wheelchair ramp.Read more in the Courier Journal article.
July 30, 2014: We began a NEW series of classes and workshops at Youth Build Louisville's campus, with hands-on opportunities, information about insulation, air sealing, energy rebates, etc. We'll have handouts and links to more resources. Registration is open now. Call 502-636-9276 or click here for more info Class size is limited.
July 7 and August 4, 2014: Introduced new Summer Energy Management Workshops at the LG&E Customer Payment Center lobby at 9th and Broadway.
Mayor Fisher's Give a Day of Service: Retired electricians Mike and Mick, volunteered with Project Warm staffer Ron Washington to weatherize the home of a Shelby Park senior couple. Awesome work guys!
Project Warm collaborated with USGBC/Kentucky's Chris Zitelli to coordinate the weatherization of a home in the Shawnee neighborhood working with area contractors, YouthBuild Louisville apprentices, WeCare's Honeywell crew and Metro Louisville Dept of Community Services and Revitalization's Emergency Repair Program.
- Project Warm's Energy Management Workshops help over 1200 households to better manage their energy usage and learn how to install the free kit of weatherization materials.
- Project Warm volunteers help 300 senior and disabled home owners and renters to winterize their windows. Volunteers air-seal windows, check smoke detectors, and recommend community resources for other identified needs.
- Project Warm weatherization specialist, Ron Washington mentors and works with YouthBuild Louisville students.
- Project Warm collaborates with LG&E's WECARE Program to provide weatherization services for eligible home owners and renters.