Waterford, Michigan -- Residents and businesses can learn how to be more energy efficient in a workshop being offered through Oakland County's Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs.
OakGreen, in partnership with the WARM Training Center and the city of Novi, will offer a free workshop for residents on Wednesday, May 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi. Those interested should pre-register at (248) 735-5602 or (248) 343-4308.
Residents can learn how to save energy and shop for energy-efficient appliances and what inexpensive materials can lower utility bills and more.
"Oakland County is leading by example," Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. "We have been working to reduce our energy consumption in county buildings. Our efforts have translated to a savings or cost avoidance of $4 million in our utility bills since 2005."
OakGreen is an initiative to share information, encourage collaboration and connect Oakland County residents, businesses and communities to resources that can advance environmental stewardship, economic growth and strong communities. OakGreen provides businesses, communities and residents with the knowledge and tools to be more sustainable, reduce expenses and reduce energy consumption.