|Address||Warren Wilson College|
|Contact Person||Service Program Office- Karen Kyle|
|Description of Agency: This agency connects students to Buncombe county residents. Generally work crews or classes go as a group for a one time trip. Not an ideal agency for individual service.
History: In 2008 students of Warren Wilson College convened a campus meeting and explored ideas of how to reduce the consumption of carbon based fuels. A group of three students stood and stated that they felt we needed to weatherize the homes of low income families who stand to also benefit financially by making their homes more energy efficient. Over 470 students volunteered over 2,820 hours to weatherize 47 homes during the period of 2008 to 2012. CAO also teaches WWC students on the steps of pre- and post- energy audits, no-cost insulation services, and long term energy monitoring. With some labor and materials donated by community partners, Warren Wilson students manage the program and the service crews that monitor and insulate these homes.
INSULATE! 2012 - 2013 Schedule
September 22, 2012 - Lucy Lawrence (Social Work)
September 29, 2012 - Yamuna Kollalpitiya (General Chemistry II)
October 13, 2012 - Gretchen Whipple (Mathematics and Computer Science)
November 3, 2012 - BK Segall (Library Work Crew)
November 10, 2012 - Christine Swoap (Spanish II)As an effective nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the places you love, CMLC works to permanently conserve and actively care for an ever-growing regional network of locally and nationally significant farm, forest, park and natural lands.