Always Saving

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.

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Energy Guide: It’s That Time of the Year!

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.

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My Experience as a Conservation Coach

There are many benefits to becoming a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves. Ariana Montalvo became a Conservation Coach in September of this year and she has learned more about water and energy conservation, how to approach and speak to prospective residents, and marketing skills that will stick with her. Read more to learn more about Ariana's experience as a Conservation Coach.

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ENTER OUR RAFFLE FOR A NEST THERMOSTAT!

Schedule your FREE home consultation today and you will automatically be entered into our raffle to win a Nest Thermostat!

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Event Recap: Shadelands Ranch Museum Holiday Faire

Recently, Walnut Creek Saves had the opportunity to attend the Shadelands Ranch Museum Holiday Faire! The Holiday Faire is an annual tradition in Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Saves was fortunate enough to set up booth for a few days and partake in the excitement!

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Walnut Creek Saves – Not just a Program

Are your utility bills becoming more and more expensive? Are you looking for ways to save money? Well, Tiffany Zhao has a solution! Tiffany is a Conservation Coach with Walnut Creek Saves, a non-profit, City-sponsored program that helps Walnut Creek residents save money on their energy and water bills. Our job is to educate the public about their energy and water consumption, and provide suggestions for savings.

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Same Ol’ Same Ol’

If you asked Gautam Sajja eight months ago about his experience working in a new program dedicated to assisting residents save money on their water and energy bills, he would answer with a sense of pride in the novelty of the situation. Now, almost a year later, if you were to ask him the same question today, he would answer with more pride, but less novelty. A sense of accomplishment in those I have helped, the city of Walnut Creek, and of course, our program.

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Energy Guide: Musk’s Largest Battery Yet

In a state that is the leader in coal exports, South Australia took an oath of renewability when it funded the construction of a large battery that is roughly the size of a US football field! With the innovation and genius of Elon Musk, South Australia was able to create a battery powerful enough to power 30,000 homes. Learn more about this battery and its benefits from Anna Meehan's latest article.

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The Rotary Club Presentation

Last month, Lorcan McSharp and a fellow Conservation Coach went to the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek meeting at Heather Farms. They were there to give a presentation about Walnut Creek Saves. Lorcan discussed what the program does and his student internship experience. According to Lorcan, this was both the most nerve racking and rewarding part of working for Walnut Creek Saves, and It’s just the kind of experience he wanted going into this internship.

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Walnut Creek Saves…What Exactly is it?

Talking to residents and members of the community about the Walnut Creek Saves program is an easy and fun way to get the word out and sign people up for consultations. However, with the limited amount of time we have to explain everything, some of it gets lost. In this article, Natalie Ahearn will explain some of those points that don’t get fully explained at our booths.

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