Downspout Disconnect Workshop

            We are happy host a guest presentation on how to disconnect your downspouts from the main system, presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.  Learn how to disconnect and maintain your gutters and downspouts yourself, taking into account issues like the foundation, basement, drywells, and more. There will be a hands-on portion to give you

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Farewell Cass!

Cass has just completed her third season of weatherization workshops here at CEP, no easy feat! Cass gave the weatherization workshop approximately 150 times to over 1,400 participants. She helped create the DIY Insulation workshop, presenting that a dozen times as well. She physically hauled over one ton of weatherization workshop materials in and out of her car, in the dark, rain, ice, rush

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Lead Poisoning and ADHD

Lead is a known neurotoxin, and the health effects from exposure are well documented. However, it has been theorized for some time that it may also be a causal link to ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, in children. A new study out of OHSU has just proven this link, showing that lead exposure can exacerbate a child’s inherited ADHD risk. Preventing lead exposure is key to limiting

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Navigant Volunteer Day

On Saturday, Dec 12, employees and friends from Navigant braved the torrential downpour and joined CEP to weatherize a home. The five of them worked hard to install 11 window weatherization kits in the home of a person with disabilities. That’s some good work! This was Navigant’s fourth year volunteering with CEP. We’ll see you next year!

CLEAResult volunteer day

Our partners at CLEAResult joined us for a volunteer day on Saturday, 12/5. With 13 volunteers, we worked in 3 homes and weatherized 14 windows. Back before PECI became part of CLEAResult, they volunteered with us for years. With a full crew this year, they continue their tradition of being great supporters of CEP. One of this year’s Crew Leaders, Anna, joined after volunteering

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Enoch Volunteer Day

Enoch Precision Machining is one of CEP’s longest-standing volunteer groups, going back over 20 years. When we talk in our volunteer orientation about some of the old weatherization technology, volunteers from Enoch actually helped us install that many years ago! On Saturday, a group of 7 employees went to 2 houses and got to work. With over half of the group being returning volunteers, we made

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PGE Volunteers with CEP

PGE – Portland General Electric – joined us on November 14 for their annual volunteer day. Eight employees put in some sweat equity and accomplished a lot in the homes of two clients. In total, we installed 13 window kits! These make a huge difference in the homes of seniors, bringing increased comfort and energy savings. Check out more pictures from the day here.

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