INA - Rend Lake College and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity are again doing all they can to prepare the public for the cold, winter months ahead.
Area citizens can choose from one of three “Keep Warm Illinois” workshops offered this fall at RLC.
At the workshops, participants will learn methods of conserving energy through do-it-yourself energy-saving strategies and ways to weatherize a home.
According to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, record natural gas prices this winter will cause Illinois households to face significantly higher heating bills, costing the average household $800 more to heat their home this year than last year.
The “Keep Warm Illinois” initiative is aimed at informing and assisting the elderly, families with small children and other vulnerable residents. But anyone who wishes to learn more about methods to conserve energy this winter can attend.
The workshops broadcast to community colleges throughout Illinois will feature cost-conscious home energy efficiency subjects - including insulation, weatherization, heating, water heating, energy-efficient appliances and lighting. Attendees will learn important do-it-yourself tips to reduce their utility costs.
The “Keep Warm Illinois” workshops are free to attend and will be held from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Sept. 20; 9:30 -11 a.m., Sept. 23 and 6:30 - 8 p.m., Oct. 10. The Sept. 20 workshop will be in room 142 of the Learning Resource Center, located on the college campus in Ina. The Sept. 23 workshop will be in room 143 of the Learning Resource Center. And the October workshop will be in room 215 of the Academic Building on campus.
Those wishing to attend must preregister by calling the RLC Community Education Department at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1267 or 1-800-369-5321, Ext. 1267 (in-district only).
Register soon to grab a spot in one of these informative workshops and enjoy saving money through the simple tactics taught in the “Keep Warm Illinois” initiative.