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Project Launch: 01/01/2019
Income Eligible

Partner: Blacks in Green

This outreach pilot increases awareness of the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program through community-based infrastructure and communication in the West Woodlawn neighborhood.


Blacks in Green (BIG) has developed a novel outreach pilot project that will increase awareness of the ComEd energy efficiency offerings in Chicago’s West Woodlawn neighborhood. SOS and the Green Living Room (a community destination, including free wi-fi and similar amenities) is a communications conduit through which climate, energy, emergency, community news, career connections, and conservation lifestyle tips can move. BIG brings real, trusted avenues to reach populations that face barriers to participating in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. BIG has delivered sustainability education and outreach nationally since 2007 and since 2010 in West Woodlawn.