5 results for tag: Ariana Montalvo


Water Guide: How to Have a Sustainable Landscape in California

As of 2014, California was considered in a state of extreme drought. Luckily, most of California is out of severe drought conditions with the exception of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Although California is not in a D3 extreme drought conditions, saving as much water as possible is still a smart idea. There are several ways as to why a sustainable garden would positively impact the environment, but the most compelling would be the amount of water that will be saved, utilizing surroundings to compost, and using native plants to create a picturesque landscape.

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. 

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.

How Walnut Creek Saves Helps Save

Walnut Creek Saves is a City of Walnut Creek program that was created to help better our community. Our goals are to boost the economy in Walnut Creek, lower residents’ water and energy bills, and of course make the environment a cleaner and safer place. We hope to accomplish these goals by offering free in-home consultations, attending outreach events, and hoping that residents spending their savings locally. 

Energy Guide: How Solar Will Save the World

There are many reasons why solar energy would benefit your life today. So many people are put off by solar energy because it simply “costs too much”. Solar energy may seem like a big investment in the beginning, but once you start to see the astonishing effects that solar energy can have on your life and the environment I’m sure you would be compelled to invest in the technology. Continue reading if you would like to learn more about how solar energy can benefit your life and the environment!