Saving Energy with Rebuild America and Christmas in April

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April 2000

Lisa Gartland, a former post-doctoral scholar in EETD, and now a consultant to the Department of Energy's Rebuild America program, has been busy organizing energy efficiency teams for the charitable organization Christmas in April. Under the group's umbrella, volunteers from local communities band together every April to make improvements to the homes of low-income, elderly or otherwise disadvantaged neighbors, with the help of donations of materials from businesses and corporations. Gartland has been organizing teams of volunteers to install energy efficiency measures in San Francisco Bay Area homes.