Our California Youth Energy Services (CYES) program, in operation since 2000, is a highly innovative youth employment and empowerment program, addressing climate change by providing valuable no-cost services to thousands of local residents each year. This is accomplished by training and employing local youth in six counties throughout the region and putting them to work providing our Green House Call service to local residents. The program serves all residents, regardless of income, renter, or owner status.

THE CYES IMPACT

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youth employed to date
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program doubled from 10 to 20 cities in 2 years

At each Green House Call, a team of two youth arrive for a pre-arranged appointment and check the home for efficiency, install energy and water-saving equipment, and provide personalized recommendations for further resource savings. The youth Energy Specialists install equipment as needed, such as energy-efficient light bulbs, high-efficiency faucet aerators for bath and kitchen, shower heads, and more – all at absolutely no cost to the resident.

Green House Calls

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Energy Specialists

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THE CYES STORY

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Do you want to bring CYES to your community?

If so, please contact the CYES Program Director at cyes@risingsunenergy.org or 510-665-1501 ex 304
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“I was proud to say I worked with Rising Sun and I’m very proud of the work we’ve done this summer.”
CYES Energy Specialist
“I enjoyed […] being able to help others through basic green methods. This program influenced my decision to major and minor in the sustainable field.”
CYES Energy Specialist
“Outstanding service – polite, thorough, professional, well-informed.”
Green House Call Recipient