81 results for tag: City of Walnut Creek


An Impressive Audience

In the past, Conservation Coaches present informational facts on the environment and many ways on how to conserve energy and water. The audience, ranges from young children to adults; each and every one showing an interest in what was being said. Anisah Rodgers has only presented to younger children, however, they surprised her. Read on to learn more about Anisah's experience presenting to The Creek Youth Center!

Energy Guide: Australia’s Steps Toward Sustainable Wind Power

Often while conducting outreach for Walnut Creek Saves, we are asked about energy and water conservation outside of the Walnut Creek area. Climate change and its impact is a big topic not only within the Walnut Creek Saves work-sphere, but for everyone in daily, work, and school life, too. So it’s always best for us to stay updated on all things energy and water, to do the best thing for ourselves, and the future of the planet. Lorcan McSharp's deep dive this week is related to Australia’s growing wind and energy storage industry.

Energy Guide: Are Hair Dryers Drying Up Your Savings?

Whether you have luscious locks of hair or a few precious strands, we have all at one point or another used a hair dryer. They are simple enough machines that heat our hair causing evaporation of the water. But have you ever taken into consideration the amount of money that that heat is costing you? For those of you who use a hair dryer every day, now may be a good time to look at how much energy you are using versus how much energy you need!

Water Guide: Garbage in the Ocean

Not only does Walnut Creek Saves promote water and energy savings in your homes, but we spread awareness about water and energy saving measures used around the world. We help residents learn about fossil fuels, recycling, and pollution. In today’s day and age, Americans create, on average, four and a half pounds of garbage each day. Recycling and waste management companies rid our homes of this waste, but for all garbage that doesn’t end up in landfills, they end up as litter on roads and in the ocean.

Energy Guide: Electric Cars

Cars are vehicles that let us go from place to place in an efficient manner. The technology for switching from a gas to electric car is already here, and you need to know which one is right for you! In today’s day and age, electric cars (also known as EVs) come in many shapes and sizes, with different brands such as Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Chevrolet, BMW, Kia, the infamous Tesla, as well as many more!

Walnut Creek Saves is Getting it’s Interns Ready for the Workforce

One of the goals for Walnut Creek Saves is providing high schoolers with work experience that will help them as they move into the workforce. The job teaches students skills, meeting etiquette, blog/article writing, and sales tactics (even though we aren’t technically selling anything - our consultations are free!). Read more about what Lorcan McSharp is learning from his time as a Conservation Coach with Walnut Creek Saves.

Energy Guide: Desalination – An Innovative Solution

Though the Bay Area has technically been drought free since April of 2017, California has constantly been looking for new ways to improve water availability. Seeing the success of the Carlsbad desalination plant in San Diego, which has provided about 50 million gallons of fresh drinking water daily for over 400,000 people in the county, California has finally received funds to construct eight new plants throughout the state, including in the Bay Area.

Energy Guide: Spring Cleaning Tips

Winter finally ended and is replaced with spring. Everybody knows it’s around that time for a good scrub down of their own home, spring cleaning! Anisah Rodgers, a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves, prepared the following article to provide tips on how to conserve energy and water when cleaning the house.

Energy Guide: To Recycle or Not to Recycle

When it comes to recycling, many Americans understand that separating their garbage is beneficial for the Earth. However, according to Environmental Leader, 25% of Americans do not recycle simply because they do not know how to. Even as a Conservation Coach, it is still difficult for Tiffany Zhao to tell what is recyclable and what is not. It is important to recycle because Earth has limited resources that are shrinking everyday due to pollution!

My Time as a Conservation Coach

Omar Zaifulizan is a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves. As a Conservation Coach he has learned many things such as talking to new people and improving his communications skills. So far, working for Walnut Creek Saves has been really fun; he has gone to many community events, as well as assisted with his first home consultation!