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Rethink Energy: Podcast Season 1 LIVE!

This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment. Got a question? Email us at [email protected]!

Sustainability through storytelling. That is what you can expect from Rethink Energy’s new podcast. Energy is invisible. But then again, it can be seen almost everywhere. Rethink Energy makes the invisible visible with stories from the people who take on some of our greatest energy challenges, right here in Arlington. 

These podcasts are packaged in 8-10 minute bits. Listen while riding the metro, bus, or while walking home from work.

Some highlights:

  • In episode 5, we learn why Arlington Public Schools went through the trouble of building a net-zero energy school. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Discovery Elementary School. “Our electric bills are basically zero,” says APS construction manager, Steve Stricker.
  • In episode three, Patty Shields explains what a novelty she is being a woman in the home builder arena, “It is fairly unique. There are not a lot of women home builders. I can count them on one hand not using a lot of those fingers. I really only know two.” When asked if she was one of those two she replies, “I am. I want to beef up the numbers so that other women will get into it!” She opens up about her experiences building the first LEED Platinum house in Arlington, and the first Passive House.
  • Other episodes look into Arlington’s solar co-op, home insulation and air sealing, heating and cooling, and more!

Each podcast episode opens a door to new ideas, new jokes, and new ways of seeing Arlington. Take a few minutes to (binge) listen and check out the episodes from our first season:

Podcast Teaser – LINK

All episodes – LINK

Recent Stories

An art installation in the shadow of the under-construction first phase of Amazon’s HQ2 is getting taller. Last month, crews began laying the groundwork to build “Queen City” by Nekisha…

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop in Rosslyn appears to have made its last sub. The Delaware-founded and currently Las Vegas-based fast-casual sandwich chain seems to have closed its eatery on the ground…

It’s almost as automatic as Steph Curry draining free throws at this point. Whenever there’s a soaking rainfall, it seems that some drivers cannot help but slide off the road…

Morning Notes

Boy Struck By Driver — “13yo boy on bike struck in crosswalk. S Carlin Springs Rd & 3rd St South, Arlington, VA… Driver did stay on scene. Severity of injuries…

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