Community Energy Planning
Energy Corps members form energy action networks and organize communities to develop strategic sustainable energy plans. These activities may include developing community energy task forces, identifying the role of renewable energy opportunities within a community, launching energy efficiency or renewable energy initiatives within a community and identifying community energy needs and support networks, among other activities.
Hands-on Energy Assistance
To achieve direct cost savings for home owners, renters, building operations and communities, Energy Corps members provide services such as installing energy conservation and weatherization measures, conducting energy and sustainability assessments, and helping to design and install sustainable energy systems among additional green practices.
Energy Education and Outreach
The overarching goal of education and outreach activities is to inform and encourage individuals, families, schools and communities to take proactive measures to address energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprints. Through energy efficiency and energy conservation presentations, workshops, trainings, meetings and events, Energy Corps members educate individuals, youth and community groups about saving energy and money in their homes and schools. Many energy savings strategies are available and can be easily implemented at little or no cost by individuals who possess accurate and up-to-date knowledge and information.
Green-Collar Professional Development
Not only do Energy Corps members benefit themselves by helping others and serving their communities, Energy Cops members also gain invaluable professional experience and mentorship in environmental organizations throughout Montana. The Energy Corps AmeriCorps program provides first-hand training and professional skills development with the aim of creating a green-collar workforce capable of meeting the energy and sustainability planning needs of Montanan and American communities for the future.