Everything listed under: Kenmore NY

  • Showing Kenmore our deep appreciation and thanks



    On Monday, Sept. 24, the PUSH Green team joined Kenmore homeowners, local Home Performance contractors and community leaders Mayor Patrick Mang and Delaware District Council Member Mike LoCurto, at the Brounshidle Post (American Legion Post 205) on Delaware Avenue to share program experiences and to celebrate the steps Kenmore has made in improving their community through energy efficiency.

    Village of Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang spoke about the value PUSH Green brings to Kenmore and about how the program provides homeowners with a unique opportunity to save money and invest in their homes.

    "As people invest in their homes, their investing in their communities,” said Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang. “This is a great program for the Village of Kenmore (and for me as well) to be a part of and it’s all thanks to PUSH Green.”

    Mayor Mang also shared his experience as a member of PUSH Green’s Friends and Neighbors Program and what he learned about his home after his free comprehensive home energy assessment was completed.

    Village homeowner and PUSH Green Captains Mary Jane and Denis Uminski told their PUSH Green story, which, for them, began when they read about the program in late February’s KenTon Bee.

    “My husband and I made a promise that we would never be cold in our home,” stated Mary Jane Uminski. “Even though we kept our thermostat on a comfortable 70 degrees, there were days when we - well, mostly me - would come home and jack that sucker right on up to 77 degrees. I had to, it was that cold outside.”

    They praised their new relationship with Rachelle Moses, PUSH Green community energy advocate, and the great comfort they now feel in their newly insulated, warmer home.

    “I always felt like there was something wrong with my house, but I could never quite figure out what it was,” continued Uminski. “PUSH Green helped me understand exactly what was going on. I completely trust them because they not only believe in and are advocates for this program, but because they are truly here to help us homeowners out."

    Denis and Mary Jane even enrolled their daughter, a new Kenmore homeowner, into the program. She was recently approved for $10,000 worth of energy efficiency work through the program’s On-Bill Recovery financing system!

    I would like to take this time to thank everyone who attended our event on Monday. We’re excited to continue bringing energy efficiency to Erie County,  and will be expanding our outreach efforts to Tonawanda and North Buffalo in the coming weeks. We know our PUSH Green Captains and endorsers will continue to promote the benefits of PUSH Green and for that we are extremely grateful.

    But that’s not all...

    Monday night, was also the official launch of our new PUSH Green Customer Referral Program.

    By following these three easy steps, you can now take advantage of a really cool incentive while helping us continue to spread the PUSH Green word.

    1. Work with your Energy Advocate to send letters to your friends about PUSH Green and our Friends and Neighbors Program.

    2. Start referring your friends. You ONLY HAVE 30 DAYS to spread the PUSH Green word.

    3. Get a $25 Home Depot gift card or $25 donation in your name to a worker fund that eases the transition from training to employment for every person who signs a contract in the Friends and Neighbors Program (up to four individuals) OR get a $100 Home Depot gift card or $100 donation in your name to a worker fund for referring a bundle.

    Really easy right? Well, then hurry up and start telling your friends; we only have a limited number of supplies left.

    #staygreenfriends #LIVEBetter

    To check out more photos from Monday night's Kenmore Customer Appreciation event visit our Facebook page...just don't forget to show us some green 'Like' love as well.

  • Meet our new PUSH Green captain, Jan Clear

    Jan Clear is the latest Kenmore homeowner who has signed on to be a PUSH Green Captain and we couldn't be more thrilled. Welcome to the PUSH Green family Jan!

  • PUSH Green will Discover Delaware this Saturday!

    This just in: our awesome #GreenTeam will be at The Kenmore Merchants Association's Discover Delaware Sidewalk Sale this Saturday, June 30. Come out and help create, support, and foster a vibrant and diversified business environment through community service and activism! We can't wait to see you all out and about in Kenmore, New York.

  • Greenlight of the month: Melissa Foster, KVIS founder and president

    Learn why Melissa Foster loves our Green Team below: 

    1. What do you love about Kenmore?

    What I love about Kenmore are the people! The Kenmore Village Improvement Society (KVIS) has more than 600 members now - each a gracious and generous hearted individual willing to freely give of their time, talents, and energy to help make our community the very best it can be. 

    This month marks our organization’s 4th anniversary. During these four years, I have been privileged and honored to attend more than 750 meetings, in which KVIS members gather to think about a specific part of life here in Kenmore. At each of these meetings our members discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each part of our community and create thoughtful action plans to address those needs.  

    The varied experiences, depth of vision, understanding, and passion of those participating is astounding! The heart of any community are the residents and what I have learned over the years, is that Kenmore is filled with people who are kind, intelligent and generous.  

    2. Why do you believe in PUSH Green?

    PUSH Green offers residents the ability to improve their homes in a way that makes energy upgrades affordable. I thought that I was familiar with everything that PUSH Green had to offer, but learned at our last KVIS meeting, that I had missed some vital information. The PUSH Green program truly does make energy efficiency improvements attainable.  

    The program helps us to reduce our energy consumption as we all strive to be more aware of our carbon footprint - helping us become a more "green" community. Reducing our carbon footprint and our energy consumption is a gift, not only for ourselves but also for those to come. Being able to leave behind a legacy of energy efficiency and sustainability for Kenmore’s future residents is a very noble act – an act, that will hopefully become a part of our life's legacy of giving.  

    What I like most about the program is that payments for the improvements are placed on our utility bills. The On-Bill Recovery Loan will not make our utility bills skyrocket, thus making the PUSH Green program truly affordable.  

    3. What would you do with an extra $700 a year?

    The KVIS would take the extra $700 a year to help support our programs like our Children's Concert Series, Independence Day Celebration or Dog Days of Kenmore. 

    At home, my husband and I would most likely use the $700 to make continued improvements to our property. We have a large garden in the back of our house but have kept the front simple. Perhaps we would use the money to purchase colorful plants to place in our front yard.  


    The KVIS encourages all homeowners to learn about the PUSH Green program and share the information with your friends and neighbors. Utilizing the program will help raise the value of our homes, create a more well maintained community and will help us save money while offering us the opportunity to give the gift of a greener planet for future generations.