10 results for month: 05/2017


Energy Guide: Conserve Water with Showerheads

Did you know that showers account for almost 30% of the water consumption inside your home? That's right! Upgrading your showerhead to a water-efficient model can create instant savings. Luckily, you don’t have to spend time researching which water-efficient showerhead is the best for you. Andre Medeiros has gathered all the information you need to know about water-efficient showerheads.

What it’s Like Being a Conservation Coach

Evan Enos feels truly blessed to have the amazing job as a Conservation Coach. His job allows him to conduct home energy and water consultations for residents who want to be more efficient. The consultations that Evan has conducted have been fun and very eye opening for him. It's such a great feeling to know Evan is helping the community he grew up in!

Saving Walnut Creek

During Serena Vincent's time with Walnut Creek Saves, she has been able to learn a lot about what is needed to save water and energy in her home and in the community. Since writing her last article on her experience in the program, she has learned even more than before over just a few weeks. Read more to find out what Serena has learned.

Energy Guide: To Repair or Not To Repair, that is the Question!

If you are debating repairing or purchasing a refrigerator, then you have come to the right place! You may wonder whether it is more cost efficient to repair your current refrigerator or purchase a new one. The practical choice depends on the age and model of your current refrigerator. Let Anna Meehan teach you more!

Energy Guide: Don’t drain your wallet, do something about it!

Today’s topic of interest is the thermostat! Not many people know this, but there is a multitude of different ways that you can save money by using some simple tips and tricks to lower that monthly bill. There’s a lot to sift through in this short article, so let’s get started!

What I Learned: Toilet to Tap

Recently, Walnut Creek Saves had the opportunity to attend the Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden’s Earth Day event. Several speakers provided information about California’s drought history, ways to improve water conservation, and the importance of planting native species. Read more to find out what Sean Mize learned from the event.

What I Learned: Recycling Water for the Future

Recently, Walnut Creek Saves had the opportunity to attend the Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden’s Earth Day event. Several speakers provided information about California’s drought history, ways to improve water conservation, and the importance of planting native species. Read more to find out what Kaipo Vevera learned from the event.

Walnut Creek Saves: Help is on the Way!

Do you have an exceedingly high water and/or electric bill? If so, Walnut Creek Saves is the program for you! Walnut Creek Saves works to help the residents of Walnut Creek become more efficient. Local Walnut Creek high school students are the main working force of the program and our goals is to not only save the environment but also save you money!

My Walnut Creek Saves

At the beginning of 2017, Serena Vincent started her job with the Walnut Creek Saves program and the position has taught her many important skills to use in the workplace and in life. When she began the training for the program, she was nervous about how difficult or intense the internship was going to be, but it turned out a little differently. Read on to learn more about Serena’s experience.

What I Learned: Keeping California Native

Recently, Walnut Creek Saves had the opportunity to attend the Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden’s Earth Day event. Several speakers provided information about California’s drought history, ways to improve water conservation, and the importance of planting native species. Read more to find out what Lola Bamberger learned from the event.