With an eye to the future, all of the energy conservation projects that are being performed on St. Felix Pantry buildings as well, as all efforts to install energy efficient products, and show we are determined to enter the next chapter of the Pantry’s history with energy efficiency at the forefront.
A generous grant from the PNM Foundation is helping the Pantry in this endeavor.
In addition to saving the Pantry money in energy costs, volunteers and clients are now more comfortable inside because of the new energy-efficient windows that were made possible through a “Reduce Your Use” grant the Pantry received in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Before and during the winter months, volunteers and clients had to endure cold drafts that creeped inside through older aluminum-framed single- pane windows. During the summer months the heat would find its way inside, making some days unbearable for our volunteers to focus on their work.
Our mission and core values call us to lead by example and, more importantly, to do what we do with a lot of compassion and to be good stewards of the environment. It is only right to care for the people who come to the Pantry for food and for our 120-plus volunteers who help five days a week.
The PNM “Reduce Your Use” grant allows us to do that and to also save energy wherever possible. Did you know that our electric bill is $1,200 a month.
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