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Oct 23, 2010 8:44 PM by James Amos

Spreading energy efficiency

A group of college students isn't just talking about saving energy, they're helping people and businesses do it.

The Colorado College students started on the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs Saturday. They will be helping area businesses and home owners check for air leaks, inefficient lighting and other energy wasters.

The program is funded by Americorps and will pay the students an internship stipend while they help plug leaks and teach other kids about efficiency, "We plan to do about 100 assessments here in the community as well as educate about 1,500 students from Kindergarten to 12th grade on how they can be more energy efficient," said Kristen Hayden of the Energy Service Corps program.

And the best news? The building assessments are free. For more information about getting your building checked out, or volunteering, call Briana Carlin at 710-338-9446 or write her at


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