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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Interface Engineering Kicks off Volunteer Season

On Wednesday Oct 19th, Interface Engineering kicked off our weatherization installation volunteer season. An efficient group of 7 volunteers installed window weatherization on 14 windows in the homes of two low-income seniors. In both homes we found a noticeable difference in warmth and comfort after we installed the materials. This was Interface Engineering’s second year volunteering with Community Energy Project. We’re excited to grow

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Northwest Natural Volunteer Day

On Thursday, 13 volunteers from NW Natural joined CEP for a volunteer day. We got to work in two homes and completed the work in record time, installing 15 windows. Thanks to all the returning volunteers for making it so speedy! Our client for the day, Etienne and Claire Lamme, had this to say: My husband Etienne and I are very grateful to the

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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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HDR Volunteer Day

Like many volunteers, the people at Engineering firm HDR, Inc., were looking for a project that made a tangible difference in people’s lives. 13 volunteers from HDR joined us for their third season on November 7th.  Further, about half of them volunteered with us before! It’s always great to see familiar faces. We completed over 16 windows, some of which required some outside-the-box thinking

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Volunteer Day Bonanza!

Longtime supporters of CEP, Research Into Action, joined CEP on Thursday, 10/29 for a volunteer day. Research Into Action combined their volunteering with an officewide Eco Challenge, and wow, did they deliver! We worked in a home that needed some love – installing 8 reusable storm window kits and even thoroughly cleaned the mini-blinds – a grueling chore when done alone. At the end of

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In Home Volunteer Days are Back!

We’re back! CEP’s popular In-Home Volunteer Days are back again. On an In-Home Volunteer Day, we train a group to install reusable storm window kits, and then head into the homes of low-income seniors and get to work. Last year, 14 volunteer groups installed over 300 storm window kits in the homes of 40 clients! On Saturday, we kicked off the season with a

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The Translation Project

This year more than 1,100 families participated in CEP workshops. While more than a third of our workshops were translated, the quality of translation varied greatly. We cannot afford translation for all of these workshops, and so we rely on the generosity of host sites and volunteers. At times that means a child translates or a bilingual adult has to translate concepts that are completely

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