Jacob Flanigan (class of 2005) returned to Rock Point School last week to talk to students about his volunteer project with WindowDressers. Jacob is a senior engineer at Norwich Solar Technologies and has been interested in helping Vermonters conserve energy and reduce emissions for his entire career. WindowDressers does just that!
As a grassroots non-profit based in Maine, WindowDressers recruit volunteers around the northeast to help build window inserts that help make homes more efficient. These lower fuel costs and reduce emissions for low-income families. Recently, they have worked with over 1,000 volunteers doing community builds in 33 communities across Maine and Vermont. Since it started in 2011, WindowDressers window inserts have saved an estimated 880,000 gallons of heating fuel and over $2.2 million in fuel costs. We are excited to support their mission with Jacob!
Jacob built inserts in the Rock Point School library last week with volunteers from the community and our school. We are grateful to Jacob for sharing his passion for energy conservation and good engineering with our students.