Time sure does ﬂy at the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge. The corps only has 5 more weeks and my two years of service is coming to a close. Our lighting program, which is a vital step in the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge wrapped up with the last lighting visits taking place in July. Erin and I had the pleasure of going on our 500th lighting visit earlier in July, which was an important and impressive milestone Overall, we have replaced 8,212 light bulbs in over 500 homes, saving 356,174 kilowatt-hours per year of energy and $63,630. Not bad for a year and ½ of work with a team of only eight corps members.
I can deﬁnitely say that I am excited to have a break from scheduling, data entry, and other obstacles that running the lighting program brings, but I will miss meeting residents who patch to energy eﬃciency we helped launch!