14 results for tag: Home Consultations


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.

A Satisfying New Experience

The first home consultation that Clarissa Drouillard attended finally made her realize the full scope of the work that Walnut Creek Saves does to lessen our impact on the environment. By the end of the experience, she felt more confident in both her own abilities, and the educational message that our program spreads to residents of the city.

The Most Wonderful Time for Walnut Creek Saves

As the holiday season comes to a close, Anna Meehan wanted to reflect on our successes from the numerous holiday-themed events Walnut Creek Saves attended. In the community, Walnut Creek Saves works to reduce the water and energy consumption of residents to ultimately help them save money on their bills each month. Read all about the holiday events Anna and her fellow Conservation Coaches attended this holiday season!

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.

Energy Guide: Christmas Lights Edition

During the holiday season, a great way to spread cheer is by hanging festive lighting on the outside of your home. These decorative strands of lights come in many styles, shapes, colors, and various blinking and color transitioning abilities. Although these lights are a nice visual, they add to energy expenses that are already increased during the winter months due to the use of heating. Learn more about the different energy-efficient holiday lighting options available for your home!

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.

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.

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.

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!