Jericho Energy Task Force

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The Jericho Energy Task Force is a volunteer committee in charge of tackling energy-related projects within the Jericho community, including energy efficiency, transportation, and renewable energy.

The Energy Task Force meets every 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm.



Jericho's energy use is shown on our page of the Community Energy Dashboard.
You can add the things you have done to save energy on this page of the Community Dashboard.




The Jericho Energy Task Force is a volunteer committee in charge of tackling energy-related projects within the Jericho community, including energy efficiency, transportation, and renewable energy.

The Energy Task Force meets every 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm.



Jericho's energy use is shown on our page of the Community Energy Dashboard.
You can add the things you have done to save energy on this page of the Community Dashboard.


  • Button Up Virtual Workshop

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    14 Oct 2020
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    A lot of things are uncertain right now. Cold weather isn't one of them! Button Up season is here!

    Join the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission for a virtual Fall 2020 Button Up Workshop: 6:00pm, October 27, 2020

    REGISTER NOW »

    Please help spread the word in your community via your town website, newsletter, and other social media. Click here for resources to help.

    The 2020 Button Up campaign has a lot to offer, including:

    • Free Virtual Home Energy Visits: Register your community here to gain access to free virtual home energy visits for residents in your community.
    • Weatherization Wednesdays: Weekly webinars featuring trivia, Q&As, DIY videos, and tips for weatherization. See upcoming events here.
    • Share the Warmth: Help your neighbors weatherize their homes by making a contribution to the Button Up Vermont Campaign here!

    For more information, contact Melanie Needle: mneedle@ccrpcvt.org.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.

  • Annual Jericho Icicle Contest

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    21 Apr 2020
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    It's that time of year. A bit of snow on your roof followed by sunshine can result in the steady drip-drip-drip of icicles from your eaves. What you may not know is that this also represents a drip-drop-drip from your wallet.

    Icicles are evidence that head is leaving your house, causing a spike in your energy bills.

    The Jericho Energy Task Force is proud to sponsor our seventh annual Icicle Contest. Send photos of your icicles to enerjericho@gmail.com. We'll print the photos and display them anonymously at Town Meeting and ask Jericho residents to vote on who has the most impressive array. That person will win a free home energy audit courtesy of the Energy Co-op of Vermont.

  • Financial Resources for Weatherization

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    09 Dec 2019
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    Winter is fast approaching.

    Now is a good time to think about ways to make your home more energy efficient and cheaper to heat. Come to the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library on December 5 at 7 p.m. for a discussion about the resources available to help finance your weatherization projects.

    The Underhill Energy Committee and the Jericho Energy Task Force will provide an overview of the programs available. Afterwards, representatives from those programs will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

    Light refreshments will be served but this is a waste-free event so please bring your own bowls and mugs. For more information, contact Dwight DeCoster at ddecoster@cvoeo.org


  • $OLUTIONS for CLIMATE CHANGE - A Button Up Experience

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    25 Nov 2019
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    On Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 11:30 am - 5:30 pm, join the Jericho Energy Task Force, Essex Energy Committee, and Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission for an afternoon of entertainment, education, and practical solutions aimed at buttoning up for winter, all at the Essex Experience, adjacent to the Essex Cinemas.

    Come learn how to save money--whether through DIY or a certified energy contractor-- and to combat the effects of climate change by improving your energy footprint. Among the various incentives are home energy visits through E-VT where participants will get a $200 coupon off of Energy Star appliances.

    Walk through the Home Weatherization trailer to get a cross-section view on how to make your home more comfortable. Talk with professionals about the latest financial incentives to upgrade your energy systems, from weatherization to solar / battery storage and much more, all while the kids bounce around in Suncommon’s inflatable castle.

    All the events:

    • Home Weatherization Trailer (parked at Essex Cinemas)
    • Kid’s activities, including SunCommon's inflatable castle, face painting and a stationary light bulb bike (outside Double E)
    • Presentations and films re: weatherization / climate change “drawdown” (at Double E)
    • Information tables with Efficiency VT, VT Gas, VSECU, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Suncommon, E-VT-certified Contractors, and CVOEO (at Double E)
    • Climate Change Film: The Human Element (from 4pm-5:15pm) (at Double E)
    • Coupon offers from participating stores for energy star appliances and other savings (at Double E)
    • Free Cider and donuts (courtesy of Efficiency VT)

    Directions to the event: 21 Essex Way, Suite 300, Essex Jct,VT 05452

    For More Information Contact:

    Will Dodge / Catherine McMains / Melanie Needle

    wdodge@drm.com

    (802) 324-2114 / 802 846 4490 ext. 15


  • Step up to Button Up Jericho!

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    09 Dec 2019
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    Button Up Jericho

    Ready to stop burning money? Weatherizing your home is often one of the best financial investments you can make. This workshop will help get you started.

    We’ll answer these questions:

    • What does weatherization look like in your home?
    • What are the benefits of weatherization?
    • What incentives are available to help you get started?
    • What can you DIY and when should you work with a contractor?

    Whether you’re new to weatherization or have detailed questions about your next project, energy experts from Efficiency Vermont will provide guidance and answer your questions and talk through the new incentive to cover half of your project costs (up to $4000).

    Where: The Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
    When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    For more information, contact Kathleen Voigt Walsh at kathleen.voigt.walsh@gmail.com or (802) 734-6310. You can also check out the Button up Vermont website.
  • "Hometown Habitat - Stories of Bringing Nature Home" at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho

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    14 Nov 2019
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    Once established, native plants don’t require the use of any chemicals or even extra watering and local birds and pollinators would rather visit them than visit artificial feeders. If you’d like to learn more about how to establish native plants in your yard, come to a free showing of Hometown Habitat - Stories of Bringing Nature Home at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library on May 16 at 7 p.m.

    Hometown Habitat is sponsored by the Jericho Conservation Commission and the Jericho Energy Task Force. The movie profiles seven “habitat heroes” who have used native plants to fill their yards and interviews entomologist Douglas Tallamy who speaks how non-native plants can lead to habitat and species loss. The goal is to inspire our audience to become habitat heroes by providing habitat for our own native wildlife.

    Light refreshments will be provided but this will be a waste-free event so please bring your own bowls and cups. For further information contact Sabina Ernst of the Jericho Conservation Commission at beanvet@gmail.com


  • Icicle Contest Results are in!

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    14 Nov 2019
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    You votes and the results are in! The winning icicle, shown in the picture, squeaked out a win by one vote over the next competitor.

    The winner will get a free home energy audit from Matthew Burstein of Practical Construction., LLC.


  • Icicle Contest is back

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    14 Nov 2019
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    Once again, the Jericho Energy Task Force will be holding our annual icicle contest. Icicles may be pretty but they are evidence that heat is escaping from your house.

    Send photos of your icicles to enerjericho@gmail.com and you'll be entered into our annual contest. Photos are voted on at Town Meeting and the winner will get a free home energy audit from Matthew Burstein of Practical Construction., LLC.

    There is snow in the air, so get your cameras out and take some pictures.


  • Grab some popcorn & join the JETF for a movie!

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    26 Dec 2018
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    Please join the Jericho Energy Task Force at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library on January 24 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of the movie Eating Animals. Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by Natalie Portman,

    Eating Animals looks at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. The film charts the progression of American farming from local and sustainable to what is described as “a corporate Frankenstein monster” offering cheap eggs, meat, and dairy which results in the exploitation of animals, the risky use of antibiotics and hormones, and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Ending on a positive note, the film features farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices.

    View the trailer here.

    The Jericho Energy Task Force has been presenting our movie/lecture series since 2011. This is the first event of this year’s series. Local farmers will be on hand to discuss how they are able to compete against large agri-businesses. Light refreshments will be served but this will be a waste-free event so please bring your own mugs and dishes. For further information contact Larry Lamb at lblamb@hotmail.com.


  • Workshop on Resources for Weatherization

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    14 Nov 2019
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    Join us on December 13, join the Underhill Energy Committee and the Jericho Energy Task Force at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library for a workshop on resources for weatherization. Representatives from Efficiency Vermont, NEFCU, VSECU, Opportunities Credit Union, Vermont Gas and the CVOEO Weatherization Program will all be on hand to provide information and answer questions. The program will go from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be available, but please bring your own cup as we strive to make it a waste-free event.