Now Hiring: Fundraising and Communications Manager

Do you love crafting compelling stories?  Do you have a passion for fundraising?  Community Energy Project is currently seeking a Fundraising and Communications Manager to tell our story and raise money to support our mission that everyone deserves a safe, healthy and efficient home, regardless of income. The Manager will directly support the Executive Director in cultivating and maintaining relationships with individual, corporate and

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Solar & Cooling Workshop

Community Energy Project is working with Bonneville Environmental Foundation to create a new workshop specifically for tenants in low-income housing that are having solar panels installed on the roof. However, given the fact that solar in Oregon has recently become a relevant topic for low-income households and that we’ve had a toasty summer, we thought we would offer the workshop to the public. We

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Busy Times at Portland City Council

At a May 4th Portland City Council meeting, CEP’s Natalya Sobevskaya appeared before the Council to give testimony as to the importance of the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) grant program, specifically urging them to fund the grant for Weatherization and Lead Prevention workshops for Russian Speaking Communities. This grant would allot Community Energy Project to offer workshops dedicated specifically to Russian speaking communities

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2017 Spring Social Raises $16,000!

Community Energy Project is delighted to announce that with all the fantastic support, our 2017 Spring Social, held at the Lagunitas Brewing Company’s Portland Community Room on May 9th was a huge success.  126 people came out in support and together raised more than $16,000 to continue the work of CEP. During the event, CEP’s Executive Director, Charity Fain and Board President, Jeff Cole handed out the

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Join our Advisory Committee!

Do you love CEP’s programs? Do you have a passion for environmental justice, low-income issues? Community Energy Project is assembling a new Advisory Committee to help us keep our programs relevant, cutting edge, and effective while we work within our mission. Each meeting will give the group an opportunity to learn and inform us about new possible projects, programs, and approaches to solving issues

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Join Us for a Solar Discussion!

CEP has been working with other agencies to help shape legislation around Community Solar in Oregon, and to design solar education for low-income communities. We are looking for input from people who have experience living with a low income, working with those who experience low-income, or anyone who would like to talk about the topic in a fun and spirited way. Depending on interest,

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CEP Takes on Solar

Community Energy Project is delighted to announce that we are working with Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) and MPower to bring solar education to low-income Oregon residents! Thanks to funding from Meyer Memorial Trust, BEF and Mpower will work with community organizations and multi-family housing developments to install solar panels on rooftops. CEP will then provide workshops to residents to learn about how shared solar works. With the passage of Senate Bill 1547 came new legislation

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Best Wishes, Rob!

If you had a chance to meet Rob Hemphill over the last two and a half years, it was likely as a volunteer.  He trained and coordinated over 450 volunteers to weatherize homes for seniors and people with disabilities, teach workshops, assemble conservation and safety kits, enter data, answer phones, and more. Rob was instrumental in the creation of our first  Workshop Leader training academy,

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Winter Has Arrived!

There is no doubt that winter has arrived! This winter has been dramatic, bringing ice storms, snow, and high winds. Many people were struck with a double-whammy of lost wages and increased energy bills from freezing temperatures and more time spent at home. High winds cut through every gap to make uncomfortable drafts. Defend yourself from the cold of winter! You don’t have to

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Martin Luther King Jr – Service Day

What a great day of service in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In partnership with Hands On Portland and the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, many Portland area charities, including Community Energy Project, offered volunteer opportunities to those who would like observe the great Dr. King’s day of remembrance by giving service to their communities. Despite the freezing cold, snow, and icy weather, 16 volunteers came

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