UI students go door-to-door to make homes more energy efficient


Photo by Chewonki Semester School, Flickr.

A group of University of Iowa students are going door-to-door in Iowa City offering to help homeowners and businesses become more energy efficient.

This effort is part of the Our Power program through the Iowa City Summer of Solutions nonprofit group.

The students perform small repairs in the homes and businesses that will reduce energy use and save money.

Through this program, the students have helped more than 100 homeowners become more energy efficient.

Read more here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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