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From Wright-Locke Farm

This Thursday, Wright-Locke Farm's weekly farm talk will be about how to be "comfortable and responsible" and how to get tax incentives for upgrading your heating and air-conditioning systems. The talk is from 7 to 8:30 P.M. in the farm's All Seasons Barn.

Learn about alternative heating and cooling methods that will empower you to be comfortable AND responsible.

Panelists: Loie Hayes, Steve Jaslowich, and Ken Pruitt

Moderator: Susan McPhee

Loie Hayes is the Energy Efficiency Coordinator at Green Energy Consumers Alliance. Over the last year, she’s given heat pump presentations and one-to-one advice to more than 1,000 people considering electrification projects. She also volunteers as a climate justice advocate in her home city of Boston.

Steve Jaslowich is a Senior Program Manager at National Grid. He is responsible for implementing the Massachusetts 3-Year Energy Efficiency Plan through the Mass Save programs, focused on residential electrification through heat pump adoption. In 2022, over 8,000 National Grid customers received incentives through Mass Save for installing heat pumps.

Ken Pruitt has been Winchester’s Sustainability Director since 2021. He previously worked as Energy Manager for the Town of Arlington, Director of Conservation for the Town of Boxford, and as Executive Director of both the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions and the Environmental League of Massachusetts. Ken has been a Winchester resident since 2010 and, since 2014, an elected member of Town Meeting.

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