Sustainable Energy Fund Announces Kickoff Event for Lehigh County Humane Society Energy Makeover

ALLENTOWN, PA., December 4, 2017 – Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) will host a Kickoff Event to mark the start of Lehigh County Humane Society’s energy makeover on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Lehigh County Humane Society.  The event will bring together contractors and volunteers, including members of the community and local organizations, to participate in the makeover.

This makeover was awarded to Lehigh County Humane Society by SEF after they became one of two winners of the Nonprofit Energy Makeover Contest, a program which seeks to upgrade deserving nonprofit buildings to be more energy efficient at no cost to the winning organizations. The goal of this program is to promote energy efficiency and assist energy users in overcoming educational and financial barriers to a sustainable energy future.

“This makeover is Lehigh County Humane Society’s first step in starting our capital campaign to create a new dog kennel area,” said Mary Shafer, Executive Director of Lehigh County Humane Society. “The steps we take today will help us create a more cost-effective, comfortable and energy efficient environment. We are grateful for this opportunity and eager to get started.”

The kickoff event will take place at the Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter on Dixon Street in Allentown at 10:00 AM. This kickoff will include remarks from Sustainable Energy Fund, Lehigh County Humane Society and other invited guests. This will be immediately followed by the start of the makeover, which will involve participation from contractors, Sustainable Energy Fund staff, and a group of skilled and unskilled volunteers looking to dedicate their time to a worthy organization.  The group will begin efficiency updates in the building, as well as engage in some beautification and facility updates in and around the organization’s facilities.

“We are excited to be working with Lehigh County Humane Society for our next makeover,” says John Costlow, President and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund. “This organization does so much for the community and we are excited to help them on their path to greater energy efficiency.“

If you are interested in assisting as a volunteer, becoming a sponsor, donating project supplies, or helping to offset project costs, please call the Sustainable Energy Fund office at 610-264-4440 or contact Kristen Sehn at [email protected].

About Sustainable Energy Fund

Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF), a nonprofit organization, assists energy users in overcoming financial, educational and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future. SEF provides a variety of services including financing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; educating the leaders of today and tomorrow to create a passion for sustainable energy; and representing the interests of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy in proceedings before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Visit

About Lehigh County Humane Society

The LC Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to rescue, care, protect, and educate. The shelter helps lost, unwanted and abused animals move on to safe and happy lives. Caring for over 200 animals daily, the shelter also provides vet care, neutering services, training, grooming, exercise, play and socialization each day. The experienced, licensed and/or certified employees and volunteers provide 24/7 care when necessary and our in-house clinic provides vet services and neutering to all the animals in their care. Lehigh County Humane Society is totally committed to saving and placing as many pets as possible into their forever homes.