TLCSC and Community Projects
Living Green Saving Green
Toledo Museum of Art
The Lucas County Commissioners debuted Living Green Saving Green in 2009 by retrofitting several homes selected by representatives from Owens Corning, the United Way of Greater Toledo, Gross Electric, Neighborhood Housing Services, and Columbia Gas with mechanisms to make them more energy efficient and to reduce carbon emissions. The donated materials and services included a programmable thermostat, low-flow water fixtures, a home energy audit, insulation and weatherization, CFL light bulbs, and native plants and rain garden supplies.
In 2016 the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission and Lucas County Commissioners relaunched Living Green, Saving Green in partnership with the Lucas County Land Bank. This relaunched version of Living Green, Saving Green provides support to make cutting home energy costs and reducing carbon emissions easy, affordable, and effective. Residents who own or rent properties and whose income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level should contact NeighborWorks® TOLEDO REGION about the Columbia Gas of Ohio WarmChoice® program to apply for free home weatherization and appliance services. Residents whose income is above 150% of the federal poverty level should contact the Columbia Gas of Ohio Home Performance Solutions Program for a home energy analysis. The audit is FREE to the first 50 residents that have an audit completed.
The Toledo Museum of Art is building community vitality through both art and various environmental measures to reduce their global footprint. Check out the article below regarding efficiency updates at the museum and this link for more information on how the museum was able to go off the grid in 2013.