ERIC Number: ED167787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Energy Conservation Technology Education Program. Final Report.
League of Women Voters of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Outreach programs were conducted in four communities over a period of nine months. Focus was on disseminating information to the public on how to use energy more efficiently in the home. The basic format for disseminating information involved the following activities: public meetings to provide general information on home energy consumption and available energy-conserving techniques, how-to clinics to demonstrate energy-efficient techniques, and clearinghouse services to offer follow-up to the meetings and clinics. An assessment of the programs indicated that the pilot projects were successful in developing and increasing citizen awareness of the importance of home energy conservation. Based on personal contact with community residents and participant surveys, several generalizations were made regarding public attitudes, including the following: (1) a majority of participants felt that an energy shortage exists in this country, (2) most people were convinced that there is a need for energy conservation, and (3) people felt that they could make an impact on reducing energy consumption as individuals but seemed willing only to undertake easy-to-do conservation methods. (This report includes summaries of the four pilot projects. Participant survey results and survey questionnaire forms are appended.) (EM)
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Programs, Conservation Education, Energy Conservation, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Public Opinion
National Technical Information Service (NTIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161 ($6.50, hard copy; $3.00, microfiche); Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 061-000-00239-1)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Solar Applications (DOE), Washington, DC. Div. of Buildings and Community Systems.
Authoring Institution: League of Women Voters of the U.S., Washington, DC.
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