Solarize Washington Coming to West Seattle This Spring, Volunteers Needed

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Northwest SEED will be holding a volunteer orientation for their upcoming Solarize West Seattle Campaign on April 29, from 6:00 to 7:45 pm in the community room of the High Point Branch Library at 3411 SW Raymond Street, southeast corner of SW Raymond and 35th Ave. SW.

All are welcome to attend the orientation, which will include an introduction to solar energy technology and costs and a discussion of the values and characteristics that the community is looking for in a solar contractor.

Solarize Washington is a community-led effort to simplify and cut the cost of investing in a solar electric system through public education and group discounts. The West Seattle campaign will kick off in July, with volunteers selecting a solar contractor and planning outreach efforts starting in May.

More information is available at http://solarizewa.org/, by emailing eli@nwseed.org, or by calling (206) 267-2213.There is an exciting solar energy opportunity coming to West Seattle neighborhoods this spring.

Northwest SEED is launching a Solarize campaign this spring in West Seattle. This will be the 8th campaign organized by Northwest SEED; previous campaigns have resulted in discounts of up to 20% off the cost of a solar system, nearly 500 solar installations, and an investment of over $12 million in our local economy.

Solarize Seattle is a community-led effort designed to accelerate the installation of solar electric systems for homeowners through public education and a group purchase discount. The program is managed by the local environmental non-profit Northwest SEED, in partnership with Seattle City Light. More information about the project can be found on our website www.solarizewa.org.

In order to have a successful campaign in West Seattle, Northwest SEED is seeking the support of local neighborhood groups, as well as individual volunteers, who can help select a solar contractor to serve the neighborhood, organize public educational workshops, and help spread the word about this opportunity. Their goal is to organize a volunteer orientation meeting in late April and start the process of selecting a solar contractor in May. The campaign will officially launch with public workshops in July.

If there are members or other organizations or individuals who are interested in helping with this effort, please forward this notice and/or contact Eli Seely & Mia Devine at Northwest SEED, 1402 3rd Ave, Suite 901, or online at www.nwseed.org or alternatively at www.solarizewa.org, or by phone at 206-267-2213 or by email to Eli Seely at eli@nwseed.org

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