Montclair will host a free Green Energy Fair at the Farmers’ Market as part of the Township’s Climate Showcase Community “It’s In Our Power” campaign. The energy fair will take place Saturday, June 16, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the green space next to the Walnut Street Train Station parking lot.
Visitors will learn about simple steps to take that will help save money and energy and how to be more comfortable and healthier in their homes. Deeply discounted compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) will be available for purchase, and homeowners can have their roofs screened via satellite photos to learn if their home’s roof is eligible for a no-cost solar installation.
Information on “Home Performance with Energy Star” will be provided, including available rebates for improving your house.
In addition, there will be children’s activities and refreshments.
The Montclair office of Environmental Affairs will be on hand to help visitors “Take the Pledge” to reduce their energy use and lower their carbon footprint. Hand-outs will explain how to receive $50 for an unwanted old refrigerator instead of paying $10 for its removal, how to choose a home energy audit company, and how safer yard care can protect the planet.
Project Porchlight – a program funded by the Office of Clean Energy at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities – will sell energy-efficient lighting kits featuring 14 CFLs and two desk lamps – a $75 value for only $10. Since every CFL saves about $30 on utility bills compared to a standard incandescent bulb, each $10-kit can save the buyer over $400.
GreenFaith, a statewide interfaith environmental coalition, with their partner AP Solar, will explain their innovative Residential Solar Campaign, enabling homeowners to receive a solar installation at no cost, and to purchase solar power at a discount to standard utility prices, saving thousands of dollars on electricity costs.