Video View of an Endangered Program Cutting Energy Waste

September 6, 2012

Two years ago I set out to make a five minute film on the history of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for a joint project of the State & Local Energy Report magazine and the National Association for State Community Service Programs. As we started collecting footage, stories, and artifacts from the program, what emerged was a compelling story of people who work day in and day out to make the homes of low-income Americans safe, affordable and energy efficient. It turned into a two-year project and a 50-minute film. As we’ve finished the film this summer, I didn’t expect to see WAP disappear before my eyes.   For the complete story, see the September 6 edition of The New York Times Opinion Pages.