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Who are the Green ​​Energy Neighbors?  

Green Energy Neighbors (GEN) is a program designed by A2ZERO Ambassadors passionate about advancing carbon neutrality. GEN aims to connect households and individuals considering home efficiency and energy improvements with community members (mentors) who have already made these changes to learn about their experience. Our network is free of charge and open to all interested in reducing their home’s carbon footprint. ​ ​

Disclaimer: The Green Energy Neighbors are a community-based network, not licensed professionals. The stories and experiences provided by Mentors should not be taken as professional advice. Any information shared through the Green Energy Neighbors program is informal and based only on personal experiences. Always consult a licensed professional before pursuing work on a building, home, or structure of any kind. 

How can I get involved with Green Energy Neig​hbors?

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#1 Visit the Gree​n Energy Neighbors at a community event:  

Learn from a neighbor about their experience with home efficiency, electrification, and renewable energy projects. 

If you have questions about home efficiency, electrification, and renewable energy adoption, the Green Energy Neighbors are here to help! Mentors in the network have completed projects such as energy audits, switched from gas to all electric appliances, installed solar panels and solar batteries, and much more. 

#2 Become a Green Ene​​rgy Mentor:  

Share your experience with home efficiency, electrification, and renewable energy projects 

Join the Green Energy Neighbor Mentor network and connect with community members to share your experience on decarbonizing your home. 

#3 Become a Green Energy Admi​​nistrator:  

If you are an A²ZERO Ambassador, you can support the program by coordinating events and other engagement opportunities.​

Fill out the Green Energy Neighbor interest form.

Reach out to [email protected] with any questions about becoming a mentor or learner

​Connect with Green E​nergy Neighbors at commu​​​nity events

Connect with Green Energy Neighbors at upcoming community sustainability events in the Ann Arbor area: 

2024 Home Electrification Expo 

When: Friday, August 2nd, 2024, 5:00-8:00 pm. 
Where:  Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, 315 Detroit St. 

The Home Electrification Expo is a free public event for homeowners, renters, and building professionals. It features live music, food trucks, and industry experts. Come learn how to make your home cleaner, greener, and safer. ​

When: Friday, September 20, 2024 (tentative) 

Where: Main Street Downtown Ann Arbor 

Stroll through local exhibits and discover innovative ways to live sustainably while taking climate action. Numerous nonprofit, governmental, and other exhibitors will be available to answer your questions, and you can find resources and communities for sustainable action.

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Net Zero Ho​​​me Tour

On June 9, 2024, Green Energy Neighbors hosted a net-zero home tour as part of A2ZERO Week.  
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Michael Hagan, a mentor at Green Energy Neighbors and an A2ZERO Ambassador, has been passionate about climate action since 2006. After 12 years of improvements, Michael lives in a fully electric, carbon-neutral home. To kick off A2ZERO Week 2024, he hosted over 40 community members for an inside look at his home.
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Other Green Energy Neighbors were there to share their personal experiences with efficiency and electrification projects in their homes. Tour participants could also speak to on-site licensed vendors for professional advice and consulting.

Past Green Energy Neighbor Eve​​nts:

Net Zero Home Tour, A2ZERO Week, June 2024 
Sustainability Series, AADL, May 2024 
Climate Teach-In, Genesis Ann Arbor, March 2024 
Electrified Ambition, AADL, October 2023 
Ann Arbor Green Fair, Main Street, September 2023 

Resource​​s for decarbonizing your home 

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Contact ​Info 

To get in touch with the Green Energy Neighbors contact: 

If you have any questions about the A2ZERO Ambassador program, please email: