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The first home consultation that Clarissa Drouillard attended finally made her realize the full scope of the work that Walnut Creek Saves does to lessen our impact on the environment. By the end of the experience, she felt more confident in both her own abilities, and the educational message that our program spreads to residents of the city.
With the new year here and our new extension to continue our operations, your help is needed to keep our New Year's resolutions alive! Our hard work and effort pays off when you schedule a hassle-free in-home energy and water consultation. Our resources are limited, so maybe it is time for a habit change or two. Sometimes we need a simple reminder of what we can lose.
This winter, California has been in a dry spell. Very little rainfall has fallen and snow levels in the Sierras and other areas are extremely low for this time of year. Water is valuable. Whether this means switching to a drought-tolerant yard or collecting grey water, every little bit helps. Walnut Creek Saves is doing its part to encourage that little bit – by informing residents of their water usage and teaching them ways to improve, our program is helping California stay drought-free in small ways.
It’s 2018 and Walnut Creek Saves is coming into a new year. We must continue to save as much energy and water as we individually can, taking the responsibility on all of our shoulders to better achieve our goals and to lessen the burden on others. Walnut Creek Saves is bringing awareness to the people of Walnut Creek, and orienting them towards our best future!
Hidden behind many names: phantom energy, vampire load, standby load, etc., conserving this sneaky energy consumer can be fairly simple. Phantom energy consists of devices that are not in use, but are still consuming energy because they are plugged in. For instance, pencil sharpener has a little light on to alert the owner that it is in standby mode and is ready to be used. To learn how to conserve this phantom energy, read this guide prepared by Angelene Younger, one of our student Conservation Coaches.
As the holiday season comes to a close, Anna Meehan wanted to reflect on our successes from the numerous holiday-themed events Walnut Creek Saves attended. In the community, Walnut Creek Saves works to reduce the water and energy consumption of residents to ultimately help them save money on their bills each month. Read all about the holiday events Anna and her fellow Conservation Coaches attended this holiday season!
As we enter December and the temperature outside is dropping, it’s Clarissa Drouillard’s knowledge of the good that our program is doing that fills her with determination while she attends outreach events. Any person walking past our table could be the next resident to benefit from water and energy savings! Every free consultation that we complete pushes us further towards our goal of reducing our city’s carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.
During the holiday season, a great way to spread cheer is by hanging festive lighting on the outside of your home. These decorative strands of lights come in many styles, shapes, colors, and various blinking and color transitioning abilities. Although these lights are a nice visual, they add to energy expenses that are already increased during the winter months due to the use of heating. Learn more about the different energy-efficient holiday lighting options available for your home!
Anthony Belavitch is a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves. He is one of several high school students who lead the program with the goal helping people save money on water and energy. Anthony helps offer free home consultations to Walnut Creek residents to check appliances, evaluate habits, and help people make simple changes in their daily lives that will save water, energy and money.
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Everyone is staying indoors, cuddled up in blankets, sipping on a nice hot beverage. With winter here and the weather can be less than pleasant, this article prepared by Anisah Rodgers will offer advice on what you can do to save energy or water during the cooler weather.