Red Hook Town & Villages - Year 1

  • Commitments to the Challenge: 300
  • Red Hook Households making energy plans: 65
  • Business lighting audits: 20 clients representing 42 buildings
  • Business and institutional buildings having lighting upgrades in Red Hook: 21
  • Businesses in other communities having lighting upgrades and speaking highly of the program as a result of owners’ Red Hook experiences: at least 2
  • Weatherizations accomplished directly by volunteers: 3 homes + senior housing complex
  • Electronics recycling participants: 50 households
  • Households purchasing discount composters: 30
  • Volunteers mobilized: 50
  • Community members reached directly (tabling, events, canvassing, parent communications through the schools): 1,000 +
  • Newspaper articles: 7
  • Other impacts: Schools changed from paper to email for parent communications; library purchased Kill-a-Watt meter for lending to patrons; smart grid pilot initiative was adopted; Red Hook was chosen as a beta test partner for replicating the Energize! program for home energy retrofits, with SHV and the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium.