Affordable Energy Resources | | eagletimes.com

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. – Vital Communities, Efficiency Vermont and LISTEN Community Services are teaming up to ensure Upper Valley residents sign up to get the help they may need this winter paying high energy costs and returning their homes more energy efficient in the future.

The partners have launched a campaign to draw attention to the recently updated “Energy Help” page on vitalcommunities.org/energyhelpwhere users can easily find programs that help them pay high bills and provide free or low-cost weatherization and other home energy upgrades.

The partners are also hosting a free Affordable Energy Resources Fair on Saturday, November 19 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at LISTEN Community Dinner Hall, 42 Maple St. White River Junction, VT. The public is invited to come talk to experts about energy assistance programs for New Hampshire and Vermont residents and get free DIY weatherization supplies.

“Asking for help can be complicated,” said Anna Guenther, the Vital Communities project manager who is organizing the event. “It’s hard to know who to ask for help and if it’s really worth it. We hope our event will help members of the Upper Valley community find the right programs and resources to save money and reduce fuel consumption. This may mean taking home some free tools to help keep cold air from getting under doors and through windows. Or maybe it means applying for a program that will pay someone’s heating bill so they can focus on paying their other bills.

Vital Communities cultivates the civic, environmental and economic vitality of the Upper Valley. We bring people together, cross borders and engage our entire community to create positive change. Learn more about vitalcommunities.org.