Klein quoted in WABI report on volunteering to insulate homes
WABI (Channel 5) quoted Sharon Klein, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maine, in a report on work to insulate Maine homes by the volunteer organization WindowDressers. According to WABI, the Rockland-based organization held 33 workshops around the state this season, including the final one in Bangor recently, for volunteers to build insulating window inserts. “It’s environmentally sustainable because you’re saving emissions,” said Klein, who also is on the board for WindowDressers. “It’s economically sustainable because you’re saving money, and it’s socially sustainable because it’s making people more comfortable.” WindowDressers has built more than 3,000 inserts this season with the help of homegrown tools. “It’s totally a Maine thing, where people are building new gadgets in their basement and using them to make the process more efficient,” Klein said.