Keeping Baltimore clean and sustainable

Baltimore Tiny House

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, October 23, 2015

This week, I was excited to celebrate Energy Awareness Month by unveiling the "Tiny House” which serves as the Baltimore Energy Challenge’s new Mobile Energy Education Center.

The Center will be used to engage residents and businesses in promoting energy conservation as part of the Baltimore Energy Initiative (BEI), our $52 million comprehensive multi-agency program striving to advance energy efficiency, education and retrofits. The Center will visit neighborhood festivals, schools, and faith gatherings to encourage residents to change behavior to reduce energy use.  Residents will be encouraged to sign up for the Baltimore Energy Challenge, energy assistance and weatherization programs, and receive home energy saving kits.

The construction of the Mobile Energy Education Center also provided a hands-on construction job-training opportunity for Civic Works’ Youthbuild Team as the result of collaboration between the Baltimore Energy Challenge and Civic Works.

Overall, the Mobile Energy Education Center continues the Baltimore Energy Initiative’s nationally recognized efforts to help preserve homeownership, promote economic development, reduce health costs, and provide long-term savings for our residents. To schedule the Center for your community event, call 443-869-2614.

And I can’t wait for the 16th annual Mayor’s Fall Clean Up this weekend in coordination with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.  Nearly 150 city neighborhoods and at least 2,500 volunteers will work to remove tons of trash, litter and leaves from their neighborhoods. This is the perfect way to welcome the arrival of fall and encourage residents to help to make our communities cleaner and safer.  

Together we can keep Baltimore clean, and grow an engaged and sustainable City.

This originally appeared in the Rawlings-Blake Review. If you do not receive the Mayor's weekly newsletter, subscribe here.

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