Actions we take to cut energy waste are normally private and often invisible. It’s not a subject most people talk about. But ask the right questions and soon enough people have great stories to tell about their homes – what they love, what they hate and what’s worked for them.
For the better part of two years, we’ve been visiting people at home and at work and talking about what they’re doing to cut down on wasted energy. We’ve been impressed by the quality and quantity of stories we’ve heard. And it turns out that when it comes to energy use good stories trump great stats. Stories make it easier for other people to cut through the clutter and take action.
Ripple Map is gathering and sharing these invisible stories to make it easy for others to learn from those who have taken steps and seen real benefits in cutting energy waste at home and at work. So welcome to Ripple Map, have a look around, let us know what you learn from our stories. We can’t wait to hear your story.
Who We Are
Marianne Steiner - Marianne wrapped her hot water pipes and tightened the windows last winter and cut her home energy bills by more than $1,000 in the first 6 months. She happily notes her downstairs is also cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. She is a Principal of Larkspur Energy Group and a former communications industry executive who brings an eye towards building new markets to the Ripple Map project.
Ian Halpern – Ian swapped out all his incandescent bulbs for CFLs last year in his apartment and is pleased to report both crisp bright lighting in his kitchen and cool warm light everywhere else. A former journalist and marketing communications guy, Ian is an avid story-teller and a Principal of Larkspur Energy Group.
Ripple Map is a project of the Larkspur Energy Group.