Thank you, Thank you, FOUR THOUSAND Thanks you!!!!!

At the end of each year, SEEDS mails a summary of the year’s activities and accomplishments, and asks for donations to help us continue. This year an anonymous donor matched all donations up to $4000 and we are very happy to report that we reached that milestone…and then some!!

We are consistently receiving approximately 1/3 of all our operating costs in the annual drive. The remaining funds come from local businesses foundations and state grants. SEEDS thanks you for all your help! We hope you will help support the businesses who made recent donations to SEEDS:

Mountain Laurel Surgery Center

Pioneer Construction

RE/MAX Wayne

The Dime Bank

Scarfallato’s Town House Diner

Apple Pond Farming Center

Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic

Gina Lenz Photography

Smiles By Design – Complete Health Dentistry

Hamlin Dental Center

Matthew Meagher Attorney

Nature’s Grace

Vannie Williams C.P.A.

 

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Dear Sustainability Supporters,

SEEDS recently mailed our year-end summary/fundraising letter. We ask you to help us with donations to generate operating costs, that are harder to gain through our grant/foundation requests. This year-end appeal is accompanied by a description of our accomplishments. Click here to read: SEEDS 2015 Year-End Summary and Fundraising Request.

Donations can be made online by clicking HERE, or you can mail a check payable to SEEDS to 1030 Main Street – 2nd Floor of The Cooperage Honesdale, PA 18431.

If you have sent a donation, please know that our SEEDS Board and executive director work hard to do a great deal with our small operating budget….and YOUR DONATIONS HELP MAKE IT ALL POSSIBLE!!!  We are very grateful.

Enjoy a safe and healthy 2016!

Thank you from all of us at SEEDS!

Kathy Dodge – Chair

Chuck Heyn – Assistant Chair

Mary Anne Carletta – Corresponding Secretary

Doni Hoffman – Treasurer

Cindy Matthews – Recording Secretary

Jamie Knecht – Board Member

Jack Barnett – Board Member

Ella Hoerning – Board Member

Jocelyn Cramer – Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEEDS is growing and helping more families and businesses in our area save money on energy costs…because of a terrific group of volunteers!SEEDS Logo without border shadow - small

Volunteers plan our free educational forums. Volunteers provide members with solar evaluations, write our thank you notes, create our monthly newsletter, run our free energy assessment programs and volunteers are working with community leaders to help make our region more sustainable.

Join us! We welcome your time, talents and input. Membership is only $10 per year. There are lots of ways to get involved, and SEEDS can do more with your help.

-Please contact Jocelyn@seedsgroup.net or call (570) 245-1256.

WCCF check 2015 and PPL II SEEDS is very grateful to our members and regular donors. Without their support, we could not remain in operation. We would also like to thank the John and Helen Villaume Foundation, the Wayne County Community Foundation and PPL for recent grants. The John and Helen Villaume Foundation awarded SEEDS a grant to support our “Help Community Buildings Save Energy” program. This program will assess local non-profit and community buildings for energy efficiency. With the help of our student interns, who will work on our annual summer energy assessment program, and the Honesdale area Jaycees, several local non-profits will not only receive a free energy assessment, but SEEDS volunteers will show up and do the work recommended by the assessment reports. With a budget of about $1000 per building, the non-profits will receive free LED bulbs, smart strips, energy monitors, and our volunteers will fix air breeches and insulation deficiencies. The energy saved from these upgrades will allow these non-profits to better serve our community by saving significantly on their energy costs. Thank you to the John and Helen Villaume Foundation! The Wayne County Community Foundation gave SEEDS a grant to cover the cost of new computer equipment needed for our students who will be helping on the above project. This was critical for the success of this program. Thank you Wayne County Community Foundation! PPL Electric Utilities awarded a grant to SEEDS to help us with our program and operational costs. This will allow us to continue our 2015 programs and plan more for 2016! PA’s Department of Environmental Protection awarded SEEDS an Environmental Education grant. SEEDS is using 75% of the grant to hire 3 student interns this summer who will perform energy assessments. Don’t forget to call or email SEEDS if you want a free home energy assessment (must be a resident of Wayne or Pike County). SEEDS carefully budgets our funds for maximum benefit to our community. We are still looking for support to help us with our 2016 operational costs. If you want to help SEEDS grow and make a greater impact promoting sustainability in our region, we ask you to take a moment to donate now. Click the button on our homepage. You can make a donation via Paypal. MasterCard, Visa or Discover.donate button   We can’t thank you enough! -All of us at SEEDS

SEEDS presented a FREE 2 night Solar Workshop on Tues and Wed June 16th and June 17th  at the Wayne Conservation District in the Park Street Complex  in Honesdale. Over 70 peopled registered for this free event, and received good information about how solar works, how much it costs and if it is a good choice for them.

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SEEDS will also be presenting this same workshop on June 24 and 25 in Dushore, at the Sullivan County Conservation District. To register for this location, please contact Corey Richmond at the Sullivan County Conservation District at: (570) 928-7057, or h2osp@sullcon.com.

 

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Presenters Include:

Blair Buselli – a PA and NY approved solar installer and a NABCEP (The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Certified Installer. Blair received his initial solar training in a SEEDS sponsored program in 2009. He donated his time to install the first solar system on a Habitat for Humanity home in PA! (SEEDS and the Wayne County Habitat organization partnered in 2014 to make this happen). Blair also currently serves on the SEEDS advisory Committee.

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Jack Barnett – a principal consultant in sustainability, solar, zero net-energy buildings, and telecommunications technologies and strategy; the current chair of a chapter of the American Solar Society, and President of The Clean Energy Co-Op. Jack is also a SEEDS Board Member.

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SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) is a non-profit organization that promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable living. Visit www.seedsgroup.net to join our newsletter list to be notified of all our upcoming free forums.