13 results for month: 04/2017


Energy Guide: Be SMART when Purchasing a TV

Most people can agree that televisions provide entertainment and a readily available distraction when working, cooking, or hosting guests. You may have a television in your family room, bedroom, office, or even a bathroom! Televisions use up energy, but not nearly as much as you might think. Anna Meehan is here to tell you how to make an informed television purchase the next time you consider upgrading.

Creating a Positive Impact in my Community

Sean Mize shares his experience as a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves so far. His experience so far has been amazing to say the least! Read more to learn what Sean is excited about the most as he continues his role for Walnut Creek Saves.

Earth Day Festival in Lafayette, CA

Attending any local Earth Day event is important for Walnut Creek Saves. We want to showcase the important work that we have been doing in Walnut Creek and spread our sustainability efforts to local communities. Check out our Conservation Coaches hard at work spreading awareness about how YOU can live a more sustainable life!

We Educate, You Save

Walnut Creek Saves is a student-based community program sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek. Local high school students from Northgate and Las Lomas are hired and trained to assist during our completely FREE water and energy consultations. The consultations are available to all Walnut Creek residents, whether you own your home or rent it! Sign up today!

Energy Guide: Is it Time for a New Freezer?

A freezer is one of those things in your house that you don't think about very much. You put food in it and it stays cold and fresh. The only problem is that having a freezer that needs to be replaced could be costing you a lot of money. Anthony Belavitch, a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves, has broken down the facts to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to replace your freezer.

How Does Walnut Creek Saves Save?

Walnut Creek Saves is such a new program to our community that most residents don’t know or fully understand what it entails and what services we can provide. Since our program is extremely resident focused it is our highest priority to get the information needed out there, and in this article Lola Bamberger will describe what Walnut Creek Saves can do for you (and what it already does for her).

Be a Part of the Solution with Walnut Creek Saves!

Walnut Creek Saves is a city-sponsored nonprofit program that strengthens the community and spreads the positive mission to conserve the world’s energy and water resources. We achieve our mission by offering free home consultations to all Walnut Creek residents. The savings residents achieve with our help will consequently circulate in and out of local businesses.

Energy Guide: Solutions to Phantom Power

A lot of people don't realize that appliances that are plugged in but off still consume electricity. Yes, the amount of electricity consumed may be small, but it's costing you money and wasting energy. This hidden energy consumer is called phantom power. Let Evan Enos teach you about the different ways you can reduce your phantom power.

The Lessons I’ve Learned

Lola Bamberger, a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves, stumbled upon the Walnut Creek Saves program one day while looking for a job to earn some extra cash. Turns out, she got more than just that. Walnut Creek Saves has given her countless opportunities to prove herself and to get involved in the community, all while working towards something she cares about.

Energy Guide: Tips to Save your Wallet and your World

Sometimes you need to get creative when saving energy and money around your home! Lola Bamberger, a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves, has summarized a few creative energy saving tips that I'm sure you've never thought of! Practice a few of these tips around your home for instant savings.