4 results for month: 02/2018


What It Means to be a Conservation Coach

As a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves Ariana Montalvo has learned many skills to help guide her through life. She has learned these skills through many outreach opportunities and in-home consultations. At every new outreach event that Walnut Creek Saves attends she learns how to have a professional conversation with strangers, marketing skills, and I am able to educate Walnut Creek residents on how to better conserve water and energy. 

Energy Guide: Biogas – A Renewable Source for the Future

Natural gas is one of the top sources of energy used in heating, cooking, and electricity generation. But almost all of our supply is harvested from pockets formed deep underground, making it a non-renewable resource that will eventually run out. In searching for replacements to fossil fuels, biogas digesters have emerged as a way to turn waste into power, heat, and fertilizer. To learn more, read the guide Clarissa Drouillard prepared about biogas digesters.

Energy Guide: What is Sucking Up Your Savings?

Vacuums! They help clean our carpets, our cars, and anywhere there might be dust or dirt. Welcome to a new installment of Energy Guides where we try to help break down crucial components of common household appliances. My name is Gautam Sajja, and this Energy Guide is all about vacuums.

Make a Change

As January turned into February, to Anisah's surprise, the weather wasn’t similar to the frigid air she expected to face. The sun beat down and the warmth of the air could pass as spring. Everybody around her had noticed the sudden change in weather and all of them agreed global warming is to blame. Luckily, Walnut Creek Saves works to help residents save energy and water within their homes, therefore, reducing greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.