Green Schools Green Families workshop (Evans Elementary)

October 03, 2017

The city of Memphis has an energy burden. Our low-income residents pay an estimated 14% of their income toward utility costs. This is higher than anywhere else in the country. Green Schools Green Families workshops educate and equip low-income families to reduce the energy consumption in their homes. Each workshop participant receives a free home weatherization kit packed with items that will impact savings in their homes (spray foam, weather-stripping, caulking and insulated socket gaskets).

35

Students attended

7

Staff attended

36

Additional Volunteers attended

35

Students will be impacted this year

Intended impact of project

Reduced environmental impact
Improved occupant health & performance
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy

Impact of project

Improved student/staff health
Energy or water conservation
Financial savings
Improved environmental/sustainability literacy

More impact of project

The city of Memphis has an energy burden. Our low-income residents pay an estimated 14% of their income toward utility costs. This is higher than anywhere else in the country. Green Schools Green Families workshops educate and equip low-income families to reduce the energy consumption in their homes. Each workshop participant receives a free home weatherization kit packed with items that will impact savings in their homes (spray foam, weather-stripping, caulking and insulated socket gaskets).