Thursday, March 3, 2011

Meet Mayor at Whole Foods Party to Launch Energy-Saving Program

Posted By on Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 7:40 AM

With posts on Lucy sushi and philosophizing on local pubs, it's been Green Hills week on my beat, so here's another entry.

Are you ready to put the "green" in Green Hills? Among dozens of interesting programs at Whole Foods next week, one meeting should appeal to the neighborhood in particular.

On Monday, March 7, Whole Foods in Green Hills hosts Mayor Karl Dean and District 25 Councilman Sean McGuire in launching Greener Hills, a program to reduce energy usage in the area's homes and businesses.

It's a similar effort to Go Green District 18, part of Go-Green Nashville's neighborhood-by-neighborhood program to reduce home energy usage by 5 percent.

You can mingle with other green-minded District 25 residents and also bend the ear of the council rep and mayor. You'll also be able to sign up for a home energy audit. In this program, experts check out a house and make a list of energy-saving recommendations — and the homeowners get partially reimbursed for the improvements they decide to make. Organizers say the program's efforts also save homeowners money in the long-term by reducing energy bills to heat and cool their homes.

Whole Foods will lubricate the occasion with beer and finger food. The event is 5:30-7 p.m. Monday in the store's upper mezzanine.

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