Providing Oberlin With Efficiency Responsibly (POWER), founded in 2008, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) grassroots environmental justice organization whose mission is to increase the energy efficiency of homes, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and churches in Oberlin, Ohio and the surrounding area.
Creating a community of comfortable, affordable, and healthy homes.
POWER has helped over 400 homeowners weatherize and repair their homes to make them comfortable, affordable, and healthy.
POWER seeks to:
Make low-income individuals more financially secure in the face of rising utility costs
Improve the quality of life for Oberlin residents by creating a more comfortable home
Reduce the amount of pollution and CO2 emitted by Oberlin housing and businesses
“I thought financially I could not keep my home because the gas bills were so high … My latest gas bill was … less than half of what I was paying before, and I have been able to keep my home.”
- Owner of an insulated home in Oberlin