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Our Program is Nearing its End

The sixteen month long Walnut Creek Saves program has one month to go. Andre Medeiros is proud of what we have all accomplished in a little over a year. We reached the City’s goals of consultations completed throughout the year and our goal of better educating the public about conserving energy and water.

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: 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.

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!

Let’s Recycle!

A few days ago, Anna Meehan and a fellow Conservation Coach worked an outreach event in front of the Ygnacio Valley Library in Walnut Creek. Their goal for the afternoon was to receive sign-ups for our free, in-home energy and water consultations, and explain Walnut Creek Saves to every passer-by. There were many kids wanting quick fun and entertainment. To satisfy this request, Anna and her coworker had an educational recycling game at the booth!

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. 

Make a Change

As January turned into February, to Anisah's surprise, the weather wasn’t similar to the frigid air she expected to face. The sun beat down and the warmth of the air could pass as spring. Everybody around her had noticed the sudden change in weather and all of them agreed global warming is to blame. Luckily, Walnut Creek Saves works to help residents save energy and water within their homes, therefore, reducing greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.

New Year, New Us

On January 24th, the Walnut Creek Saves team met at the Walnut Creek Library to discuss their goals for the program in 2018. The coming of a new year brings along excitement and motivation for change. Many people have New Year’s resolutions and Walnut Creek Saves sure has some big ones. Read on to learn more about our new goals!

Energy Guide: Bundle Up to Save Big

As winter comes to a slow and bitter end you may notice higher energy bills than in the summer. With the weather still lurking in the 50’s and 60’s, you may be tempted to use more energy in the home than normal. However, if you follow these simple tips from Anna Meehan, a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves, then you can save energy, and drastically reduce your monthly energy bills!

Working with the Team

Anthony Belavitch really enjoys working as a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves. A few months ago new students joined the program and he is getting to know them because they are part of the team now. There are several more reasons why Anthony loves his job. Read on to learn what he likes the most about being a Conservation Coach.