Youth Harness Energy for Skagit Valley

The energetic youth at the North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., were recently named volunteers of the day after the youth group participated in a local environmental project.

Youth and adult staff teamed up with Puget Sound Energy for a service event called “Rock the Bulb.” The event was held at a local Lowes store in Mt. Vernon, Wash., and provided a way to harness the energy of youth and put it to good use to impact the local community.

This project provided an opportunity to demonstrate how Christians are called to take care of the earth and the people who live here.

The youth manned various stations in a fun, fair-like environment geared toward educating people about saving money, energy, and the environment. Several hundred people came through the event during a Sunday in September and had the opportunity to exchange old incandescent light bulbs for new energy efficient bulbs for free.

As the day came to a close, the youth were named the volunteers of the day by Puget Sound Energy and Project Porchlight. They made a lasting impact on the environment and got to know each other and local residents better by using their energy to make a positive contribution to the community.

December 01, 2009 / Washington Conference