LaHave River Credit Union introduced low-interest loans for sustainable energy projects ranging from solar power, to energy efficiency renovations, to electric vehicles. They are also collecting and sharing the success stories and experiences of willing participants, so that as many people as possible can benefit from their experiences. More information: http://lahaverivercreditunion.ca
Start-Up Resources Awarded
Communications support ($448 value)
Benefits to the Community
Low-interest loans make living sustainably more affordable and allow the investment to be recovered through reduced energy costs going forward. When customers choose to tell their story, it allows the community in to learn more about personal energy improvements, what works and what doesn’t work, and what kinds of savings and benefits can be achieved.
Lessons Learned from the Project
Advertising and visibility are key. Word of mouth is great, but consider Facebook, the radio, and the newspaper to promote your next big energy idea.
Get Involved with this Project
If you’re looking to invest in sustainability solutions, but don’t have access to the money up front, head to the LaHave River Credit Union for an Eco-Green Loan!