Weatherize Upper Valley
Working together to help you save money and stay warm
Many Upper Valley communities are launching their own Weatherize campaigns this winter, with free events, resources, and support for residents interested in weatherizing their homes:
Hosted by the Cornish and Plainfield Energy Committees. Upcoming event on Wednesday Jan 22, 7 pm at Plainfield Elementary School (Music Room). More information at plainfieldnh.org/energy/index.html.
Hosted by Sustainable Hanover. Upcoming event on Wednesday Jan 15, 6:30 pm at Black Community Center. Learn more at hanovernh.org/weatherize.
Hosted by Kearsarge Climate Action for residents throughout the broader Kearsarge / Lake Sunapee region. Upcoming events include (same program, three chances to attend):
- Jan. 25, 2 pm at Kearsarge Regional High School
- Feb. 1, 2pm at Newbury (NH) town offices
- Feb. 8, 2pm at Grantham (NH) town offices
Learn more at vitalcommunities.org/weatherizekearsarge
✔ What does it mean to “Weatherize” my home?
✔ Financing Options
✔ Do-It Yourself Tips
✔ Low-Income Programs
✔ Info for Renters and Businesses
✔ Other Home Energy Options
Under Construction! Coming in March! Everything you need to launch a Weatherize campaign in your town!
If you would like access to Weatherize Toolkit materials before March, contact Sarah Brock (email@example.com, 802-291-9100 x109).
Weatherize 2017-2019 – Congratulations to our Teams!
- Ascutney Team – Cavendish, Reading, Weathersfield, and Windsor, VT
- Connecticut River Team – Hartland, Hartford, Norwich, and Thetford, VT
- White River Team – Bethel, Royalton, and Sharon, VT
- Randolph Team – Randolph, Brookfield, and Braintree, VT
- Cornish and Plainfield, NH
- Lebanon, NH
- Orford, Piermont, and Lyme, NH
- Springfield and Chester, VT
- Sustainable Woodstock Team – Woodstock, Pomfret, Bridgewater, VT
- Enfield and Canaan, NH
- Kearsarge Climate Action – Andover, New London, Newbury, Sutton, Warner, and Wilmot, NH
Our thanks to each of the individuals and groups listed here for lending their time and thoughtful input in 2016 and 2017 as we collaborated to design Weatherize Upper Valley.
Energy Committee Leaders
- Charlie and Henry from the Seacoast Regional Energy Hub and Energyize 360
- Alan and Martha from the Hartford Energy Commission
- Karl from the Hartland Energy Committee
- Ariel and Jon from the Lebanon Energy Advisory Council
- Linda and Norm from the Norwich Energy Committee
- Pete and Gary from the Randolph Energy Committee
- Sally from Sustainable Woodstock
Home Performance Contractors
- Bruce from Build Basic Green
- Brent from Building Energy
- Ethan from Earthshare Construction
- Phillip from Energy Wright Builders
- Malcolm from Montpelier Construction
- Ted from Newell & Crathern, LLC
- Will from Quality Insulation of Meredith
- Rich from Shakes to Shingles
- Michael from Snowdog Construction
- Eric from Solsaa Building and Energy Solutions
- Rick from Upper Valley Energy Savings
- Peter and Will from Vermont Foam Insulation
- Tori and Ted from Yankee Thermal
Weatherize Team at Vital Communities
Climate Projects Coordinator
— Ana Mejia, Climate Projects Coordinator
Ana Mejia is the Climate Projects Coordinator at Vital Communities. She is a Southern California native and first arrived to the Upper Valley in 2018. Ana received her Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and her Master’s in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where she wrote her thesis on solar home affordability and energy efficiency programs for low income families. When she is not actively working towards creating sustainable communities, Ana enjoys swimming, cross-country skiing, birding, and trying out new dessert recipes with her KitchenAid mixer.
Energy Program Manager
— Sarah Brock, Energy Program Manager
Sarah Brock joined Vital Communities in 2013 as our Energy Program Manager. Through her work Sarah provides support for our region’s 40+ local energy committees, engaging with dozens of volunteers and clean energy businesses in programs like Solarize Upper Valley, Weatherize Upper Valley, and the Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network. Prior to joining the Vital Communities team, Sarah was an Environmental Philanthropy Associate with the High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. Sarah now lives in Warner, New Hampshire, with her husband Zach and her chickens. When she's not busy advocating for energy efficiency, Sarah enjoys playing the trombone and taking walks in her backwoods to look for signs of New Hampshire's abundant wildlife.