As part of National Weatherization Month in October, Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (SELF) and the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area (CAP) are teaming up to help children in kindergarten through second grade learn about the importance of energy conservation. On Friday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m., the agencies will present a program at Riverview Elementary School in Hamilton for children, their parents, and others in the community.
CAP’N Energy and his friends Ms. Power, Mr. Watt, and Lois Pane will present a skit for the children and their families about the importance of energy efficiency in the home. In addition, children will receive a copy of a new coloring book, “Energy Smart from the Start,” which features the CAP’N Energy team.
Along with fun, easy-to-remember energy saving tips, the children will meet the friendly, professional weatherization crew and see demonstrations of the insulation, infrared heat detector and blower door used in weatherization. Along with their coloring book, the kids will also receive a goody bag with a t-shirt, treats, and other prizes.
The adults will receive information on weatherization services and contacting SELF to see if they qualify for the free services. SELF qualifies eligible Butler County residents for weatherization services, and then CAP crews provide the weatherization measures. SELF and CAP representatives will be available to answer questions following the presentation.
As Butler County’s state-designated Community Action Agency, SELF strives to provide the resources and support to enhance the quality of life for county residents by impacting the causes of poverty.
CAP’s mission is to work with local communities to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty and to promote individual independence and self-sufficiency.