Save Energy and Help the Longfellow Neighborhood Get Extra Grant Money!

Have you already participated in Community Energy Services (CES), the one-stop residential energy program offered to Minneapolis homeowners?  If so – tell a neighbor!  (See our experience at the bottom of this post.) The neighborhoods with the highest participation levels are eligible for extra grant money.


CES begins with FREE educational workshops where homeowners can schedule a customized home energy visit. The visit includes installation of energy and money saving materials, information on financing and access to rebates. Up to $400 in services and materials for a co-pay of only $30! Your first step to participate in Community Energy Services is by attending an upcoming workshop:

Tuesday, February 8th at 6:30 p.m.
Logan Recreation Center (690 13th Ave. NE)

Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Phelps Recreation Center (701 39th St. E)

Tuesday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
Burroughs Community School (1601 50th St. W)

Saturday, February 26th at 11:30 am
Part of the South Minneapolis Housing Fair
South High School (3131 19th Avenue South)

To reserve your spot or for more workshop dates, contact Ashley Robertson at 612-335-5869 or arobertson@mncee.org

Our Experience

We signed up for this last year at the neighborhood environmental conference. A crew of 3 came out to our house last spring. I got lots of one-to-one attention, answers to my home energy questions, and they actually DID the work to help fix up some problem areas. I thought I had done everything that needed to be done but they found some gaping holes where air was escaping. They also told me about tax breaks that were available to help me pay for that last bit of insulating that my house needed, and helped me find a company to do the work.

It was totally worth the time and the little bit of money it cost to participate in this program.

About thinkofitasanadventure

We are a 50-something couple living in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. We attended a sustainability conference at our local high school in November 2010, with keynote speaker Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute. What we heard shocked us deeply. We finally understood the need to transition away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible. We immediately began to change the way we live. We joined together with other folks in our neighborhood to learn more, to do more and to have fun doing it! We're part of Transition Longfellow. We're choosing to change now and to "think of it as an adventure." If you are on this journey too, we'd love to hear from you.
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