Each year we mark national Weatherization Day on October 30th, as part of a larger Energy Action Month. Weatherization Day is an opportunity to highlight the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) by holding events, issuing proclamations, and getting press coverage. Weatherization Day is also used to demonstrate the impact of WAP by sharing program facts and featuring clients in local communities. Another goal is also to increase awareness of WAP among two key audiences: leaders and decision makers at the federal, state, and local levels as well as potential clients in need of weatherization services.
Weatherization Day 2017 was no exception! Take a look below at the activities that occurred in at least 29 states across the country. Did your organization hold an event or receive press coverage not included here? Submit the information to Eric Behna.
– The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama held a weatherization demonstration at a local home currently undergoing weatherization services. The event was featured in the Decatur Daily News.
-The State WAP Office, the Arkansas Community Action Association, and several local agencies partnered to host a Weatherization Day Celebration. Governor Asa Hutchinson also issued an official proclamation of Weatherization Day.
-The Director of Energy Services for Community Renewal Team, a local WAP agency, appeared on a morning news feature about weatherization.
The Colorado WAP was highlighted in an ABC 7 Denver news feature. Governor John Hickenlooper also issued a Weatherization Day Proclamation
- District of Columbia (DC)
The Mayor of Washington DC issued a Weatherization Day Proclamation.
The State of Delaware promoted its WAP with a social media campaign for Weatherization Day.
The weatherization director for Coastal Plain Area EOA, Inc. wrote an Op-Ed entitled “Energy Efficiency is Good for South Georgia” which was featured in the Valdosta Daily Times.
The Iowa Community Action Association lead a social media campaign for Weatherization Day.
Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) held a Weatherization Day event highlighting their program.
Governor Sam Brownback signed a Weatherization Day Proclamation and the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation engaged in social media activity for Weatherization Day.
LKLP Community Action’s WAP program was featured on by WYMT News.
Governor Rick Snyder issued a Weatherization Day Procalamation. The State of Michigan also issued a press release. Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s WAP program was featured in a local news broadcast. Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency and their WAP were featured in the Herald Palladium. The Michigan WAP was also featured in The Times Herald.
Prairie Five Community Action’s WAP was highlighted in a local news feature. The State WAP Program also executed a social media campaign.
Governor Eric Greitens signed a proclamation of Weatherization Day. The Missouri Energy Office and the Missouri Community Action Network (MCAN) hosted a Weatherization breakfast panel event. Economic Security Corporation’s WAP was featured on local news and held a weatherization demonstration. Local WAP agencies OACAC and NECAC also held weatherization demonstrations.
The Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership held a Weatherization Day celebration.
- North Carolina
Cabarrus County issued a proclamation of Weatherization Day. Piedmont Community Action held a weatherization demonstration.
- North Dakota
Governor Doug Burgum issued a Weatherization Day proclamation. The Community Action Partnership of North Dakota ran a social media campaign.
- New Hampshire
NH Office of Strategic Initiatives planned a Weatherization Day demonstration attended by Governor Sununu.
- New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a proclamation of Weatherization Day. The State also announced a large Senior Multifamily weatherization project on Weatherization Day. JCEO of Clinton and Franklin Counties held a Weatherization Day celebration. Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County Inc. wrote an op-ed and Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. was also featured in local news. The Commission on Economic Opportunity produced a client video.
Governor John Kasich issued a proclamation of Weatherization Day. The Mayor of Dayton, Ohio also issued a proclamation. CAP Dayton held a block party celebration for Weatherization Day. WSOS held a WAP site demonstration that was attended by U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur. COAD held a WAP site demonstration attended by State Representative Larry Householder.
Great Plains Community Action’s WAP was featured in a local newspaper. United CAP was also featured in local news.
The State WAP office executed a social media campaign for Weatherization Day. ECA in Philadelphia also had a Weatherization Workshop with State Senator Anthony Williams.
- South Carolina
Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. held a Weatherization Day event.
Knoxville CAC held a WAP site demonstration with the Mayor at a home.
Travis County Health and Human Services Housing Services Division held a WAP demonstration at a home.
The Utah WAP was highlighted in an Op-Ed.
Governor Terry McCauliffe signed a proclamation of Weatherization Day.
Governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation of Weatherization Day. The State Department of Commerce also executed a social media campaign.
Local WAP agencies HOPE Inc., Milwaukee County, Project HOME, and RKCAA were all featured in local news.