The 5 recipients of the 2018 Neighbor Awards. Photo: Madrona Community Council
On February 10th, Seattle celebrated Neighbor Day, a day set aside for kind acts toward neighbors and strangers. Some of Madrona’s residents take being a good neighbor in the community to a higher level, spreading their goodwill and works throughout the year, or over a series of years. In the spirit of this, Madrona Community Council recognizes these worthy individuals and organizations each year by handing out Neighbor Appreciation Awards. Madrona School also honored some of their local stars on award night, too.
Madrona Community Council recently posted the names of this year’s recipients, as well as why they received their award. Read more at the link below:
Interested in finding out the benefits of powering your home with solar? A free, educational workshop is taking place at Garfield Community Center in the nearby Central District on Thursday, February 8th. It will cover different aspects of implementing and using this affordable form of energy.
Evan Leonard, Vice President of Artisan Electric with 8 years experience in the solar industry, also worked previously as an environmental educator in Japan and has spearheaded environmental causes for the past 10 years. He will be leading the workshop for homeowners from 6-7:30 pm, and will cover many commonsense topics as well as handle any questions from attendees. Topics likely to be covered:
how solar energy and panels work
how solar actually thrives in gloomy Western Washington
financial aspects including federal and state incentives + ROI + a breakdown of cost + different ways to finance
how solar works with various types of roofing
battery back-up systems and powering your home in an outage or disaster
go into depth concerning realistic costs and help the attendees get a realistic view of potential they may have for solar
Artisan Electric is a local solar contractor based in Georgetown. Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union, who often partners with them, has a 0% down financing plan that some homeowners may be eligible for. They are providing free pizza and refreshments at the event.