ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- RAMP has recently been awarded a $7,500 grant from the Energy Force Program through ComEd which provides for one of RAMP's consumers to be an Energy Force Ambassador this year. The Energy Force Ambassador Program is the country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities. Boone County Manager, Jeremy Munson, stated, “It is an honor to have been chosen as a liaison agency by ComEd. We are very proud of Bill to receive this opportunity as an Energy Force Ambassador where he can combine his passions of preserving the environment and empowering people with disabilities.”
Over the next year Bill will be arranging twelve community presentations to discuss these topics further throughout the four communities that RAMP serves: Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson and DeKalb Counties. Haynes will promote energy efficiency with the focus on the following energy tips:
1. Turn off the lights when you leave a room
2. Set your thermostat 10 degrees higher during the summer and 10 degrees lower during the winter when you leave your home and when sleeping
3. Replace traditional light bulbs with energy efficient light bulbs
If you are interested in more information about RAMP, please contact Kim Schweitzer, RAMP Development Associate, 815-968-7467, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the ComEd Energy Force Program please contact EnergyForce@ComEd.com.