Urban Green Lab is delighted to partner with Rebuilding Together Nashville to offer our first Corporate Sustainability Roundtable Service Day!
We are so excited to offer a new way for Roundtable members to learn, connect, and most importantly, serve.
Roundtable members are invited to serve with Rebuilding Together Nashville to make a house a more efficient, comfortable, and sustainable home for a Nashville homeowner in need of a little help.
This event is especially for Roundtable members and there is a limit to how many volunteers are needed, so please be sure to sign up soon if you plan to participate. Sign up here.
For details or questions, contact Christian at [email protected]
Please see full details from Amanda at Rebuilding Together below:
Hello Corporate Sustainability Roundtable Members,
We are so excited to have you join us on the build site on Friday, April 5!
If you will be joining us on the build site, please CLICK HERE to sign up!
When: Friday, April 5th: Arrive by 8:45am. Work will begin promptly at 9:00am. The day will end at approximately 2:00pm.
Where: PARKING: We will be parking in a community lot about 1/2 a block from the house. Exact parking details will be sent to volunteers by April 2nd. Please plan to carpool!
VOLUNTEER SITE: 710 West Old Hickory Boulevard, Madison, TN 37115 (Ms. Mahmoud's home).
Volunteer work scope: Install attic insulation and door strips, airsealing, install LED lightbulbs, light landscaping and yardwork
What to wear/bring: Please dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will provide you with a Tshirt to wear (and we'll give you a clean one to take home if you want!). You are welcome to bring your favorite pair of work gloves, but we will provide gloves as well. We will host this work day rain or shine.
What Rebuilding Together provides: Rebuilding Together will provide all tools, safety equipment and instructions to complete the work. Breakfast, lunch, water, Gatorade and snacks will also be provided.
Waiver and film crew: Rebuilding Together is partnering with local nonprofit cable provider NECAT to film a video about their important work. Film crews will be on site during our volunteer day. Rebuilding Together's waiver, which all volunteers must sign, is attached.
About Rebuilding Together: Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit that has provided home repairs to our neighbors in need for over 20 years. To date we have made meaningful improvements to more than 500 Nashville area homes. Learn more about our work at www.rtnashville.org
About Ms. Mahmoud and her home: Ms. Mahmoud is originally from Palestine but moved to the United States more than 20 years ago with her husband. She is proud of the successes of her five children who are now almost all grown. Ms. Mahmoud's husband recently suffered a stroke that has left him unable to drive a taxi to support their family. Ms. Mahmoud drives a taxi when she is able, and their adult children and extended family help make sure their bills are paid. Ms. Mahmoud is a proud and accomplished gardener and chef; she grows vegetables native to the Middle East so she can prepare traditional meals for her family and friends.
Ms. Mahmoud's home was built in 1955 and her monthly utility bills regularly ran $200 or more, even though she tries to limit use of the HVAC system and other electrical items. In the winter their electric bill could exceed $450! To address these energy efficiency concerns, Rebuilding Together has already replaced Ms. Mahmoud's HVAC system (including replacing the supply duct system), and installed new windows in her home. You will be helping with the the final stage of the project as we install attic insulation, door strips, air seal throughout the home and help Ms. Mahmoud get her impressive garden ready for the spring!
DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP HERE!
Thanks so much for your support! We look forward to working with you!
Amanda Frick Keiser, MPA
Director of Programs
Rebuilding Together Nashville
Office Phone: (615) 297 - 3955 Ext. 3