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Will Byrne

Entries by Will Byrne

Weatherizing Can Help Change D.C.'s Future

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2010 | 3:00 PM

With this week's cold snap sending chills across the District, I wanted to share the story of D.C. homeowner Gretchen Toles who's enjoying a warmer and cozier home this winter because she weatherized. She also helped to make a difference in the city where she lives.

WeatherizeDC partners with...

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Honor Our Nation's Veterans

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2010 | 10:02 AM

In honor of Veterans Day, I write to share the words of Carlos A. Velazquez Lopez, a former United States Marine Corps member, and a new leader of the United States' emerging green economy.

Carlos writes:

Every year, we set aside this day to honor service members and the...

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Your Home is Your Environment

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2010 | 1:34 PM

Your home is your environment and addressing any unnecessary air leakage in a home is the most cost-effective way to reduce energy consumption and improve comfort.

This past weekend at WeatherizeDC's Weatherization Block Party, an energy auditor gave tours of the recently weatherized rectory that was celebrating...

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A New Kind of Service

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2010 | 6:38 PM

In preparing for yesterday's Energy Canvass in honor of the MLK Day of Service, I restored in my mind Dr. King's vision of the attainable "Beloved Community," where the all-inclusive spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood nurtures an environment of conversation, reconciliation, and progress. Over 40 volunteers of all ages joined...

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The Face to Match Obama's "Sexy Insulation"

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 10:24 AM

Stephon normally wakes up to arrive at work around 7AM. He's a weatherization technician and often rides on the Ardently Green insulation truck to the day's job site. He meets homeowners with outrageous energy bills and a pile full of blankets for the winter months.

Yesterday morning...

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Home Weatherization: One of America's Few Industries Primed for Expansion

(4) Comments | Posted December 10, 2009 | 4:46 PM

It's been a big few week for jobs. At last Thursday'sJobs Summit President Obama announced the question of the moment, "How do we get businesses to start hiring again?" How do we get folks back to work?

We all know someone. We spoke to a friend just yesterday...

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