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Warm homes & warm hearts

Namaste Solar created Keep the Lights on Colorado in 2020 to honor the vision of engaging in and creating holistic wealth for the community. Through their annual month-long campaign that raises money for Energy Outreach Colorado, a Denver-based nonprofit, the outcome is to help families throughout Colorado who are unable to keep up with utility payments.

Energy Outreach Colorado gives families access to community solar subscriptions* that provide long-term stability in the form of monthly bill credits, which can reduce their annual home energy costs by 37%.

What’s the impact?

“Community solar subscriptions are taking a burden away from families and giving them the ability to use their money for other needs,” said Chris Maughan, president of Alpine Bank Boulder. “Energy Outreach Colorado, along with Alpine Bank, believe that all families deserve a safe, warm home. Not only that but lower-income communities are disproportionately affected by climate change and environmental hazards like pollution and CO2 emissions. Energy Outreach Colorado is levelling that up. They’re giving people the opportunity to power their home through renewable energy and reduce their energy bills. It’s a win-win-win.”

By making renewable energy more accessible, Keep the Lights on Colorado provides energy bill relief for families all while offsetting 623,216 pounds of CO2 this year, the equivalent of 710,446 miles driven by one car.

* The subscriptions provided are not affiliated with projects built by or in benefit of Namasté Solar.

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Alpine Bank Staff

Alpine Bank is an independent, employee-owned organization with headquarters in Glenwood Springs and banking offices across Colorado’s Western Slope, mountains and Front Range.

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