If you've been considering ways to save money and energy, then check out some of the programs offered by the city of Madison.
"Now more than ever, Madison residents and businesses are looking for ways to save energy and money. Green Madison is a federally funded program to help you do just that. Green Madison works with City of Madison residents and businesses to lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and stimulate the local economy.
The City of Madison has teamed up with Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, to help you make smart energy choices at home or work - all while keeping the costs of efficient improvements affordable." -
Or if you're thinking of building a new home, there are number of builders in the Madison area that can do a "green built home". Both of these programs are sponsored by Focus on Energy.
A few months ago I reflected upon my real estate business and thought a lot about how I could bring more focus to my career as a Realtor. One thing that I did is hone in on my most important core values, one of which is community. As a top realtor in the Madison area, I felt strongly that having deep ties to the community would be one way to really help my clients. When I joined Keller Williams Realty I found great alignment of both my personal core value of community and the core values of the company. One way that we are focusing on the community is an annual event titled RED Day.
RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve.
This year for RED Day, our office will be helping The Road Home.
"The Road Home Dane County (formerly known as IHN) serves homeless families with children in collaboration with local faith communities and organizations. We are committed to the empowerment and long-term success of children and families, to serving each family with dignity and respect and to achieving results in helping families improve their lives. We welcome the entire community, in all its diversity, to participate in the pursuit of safe, affordable housing for all."
Similarly, my church does an event title Love Madison and that will take place on May 1st, 2011. Again, this is an opportunity to love where you live and give back to...