Our team is working toward the vision of energy security and net zero greenhouse gas emissions for our community.
We collaborate with government agencies, organizations and individual volunteers. Our projects focus on these goals:
- Reducing energy consumption in buildings
- Making the transition to renewable energy
- Eliminating net greenhouse gas emissions
PROJECTS & EVENTS
Solar Summer Cooking
In July 2023 we sponsored a webinar on cooking with sunshine that featured Lorraine Anderson. Watch below.
The Sustainability Coalition has launched a campaign to help EVERYONE in our community accelerate action on climate change by reducing our collective greenhouse gas emissions. During the next five years, we’ll be rolling out a variety of ways for residents and organizations to increase their energy efficiency, while making the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There are some great opportunities right now to save money by saving energy. We invite you to Shift Together, starting today!
Want to help our community make the transition to renewable energy? Solarize Corvallis is a grassroots initiative to install large solar arrays at as many buildings in our community as possible by the year 2025. With your help, this partnership between the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and Oregon Clean Power Cooperative is working to add solar to our schools, businesses, nonprofits, and government buildings.
Home Energy Score programs are designed to help prospective home buyers make informed decisions about a home’s future energy use and associated costs. Energy Action Team members have conducted foundational work for the program, typically done in other cities by municipal staff.
Energy efficiency improvements in existing homes is one of the highest priorities in our local climate action plan. Our team members are pursuing projects to help homeowners learn what they can do to improve their home’s energy efficiency, as well as how to fund those improvements.
In September 2021, our team sponsored a presentation by Christy Brekken Anderson titled “Oregon Regulatory Pathways to Decarbonize Energy: THE FUTURE OF NATURAL GAS”. Click here to see Christy’s presentation.