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 committment to affordable housing and WFPL's Environment Reporter, Erica Peterson will MC the event.
Project Warm's Green Spark Award Nomination Committee is now accepting nominations and sponsorships for the 2015 Green Spark Awards. Click HERE for the Nomination Form and to learn more.
The 2015 Green Spark Awards will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort. Registration begins at 11:00 with the luncheon and award presentations from 11:30-1:00.
Last year's Green Spark Award went to UPS for their new LEED building, James Bruggers for writing on environmental issues for the Courier Journal, Assumption High School's Environmental Concerns Committee for their Garbology video and raising environmental stewardship awareness at the school, Louisville Grows for their work building urban food gardens and Bernheim Forest and Research Center for their nature-based education programs.
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.