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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. 

Holiday Spirits and New Goals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is it like to be a Conservation Coach?

Natalie Ahearn's experience as a Walnut Creek Saves Conservation Coach has taught her communication skills and several different ways to save water and energy around her home. Talking to strangers during outreach events can be daunting, but learning to engage people in conversation and teaching individuals about our program in a short amount of time has helped her learn how to communicate more effectively. Read on to learn more about Natalie's experience as a Conservation Coach.

What is Walnut Creek Saves?

Walnut Creek Saves is a program that helps homeowners and renters lower their energy and water bills. Walnut Creek Saves is a City-sponsored, residential efficiency program. Our goals are to help residents save energy, water, and money, as well as boost the local economy. Walnut Creek Saves also employs local high school students, like Omar Zaifulizan, and trains us to become Conservation Coaches to help residents during free home consultations and conduct outreach around Walnut Creek!

No Tricks, Just Treats

Since joining the Walnut Creek Saves team, Anna Meehan has participated in numerous outreach events with the purpose of acquiring sign ups and talking to residents about our goal as a program. In addition to receiving sign-ups, from these events she has gotten so much more: she has strengthened her communication and marketing skills and, as a bonus, she’s made memories of a lifetime! Read more to learn more about Anna's experience.