5 results for tag: Michelle Lee


Water Guide: Sunscreen for Coral Reefs

We’ve all heard of the coral reefs in recent years. The Great Barrier Reefs have been under extreme stress recently due to the negative effects of climate change like warmer waters and more acidic oceans. Recently, large portions of the Reefs have been wiped out, bleached to the point where no large lifeforms exist anymore. Michelle Lee has researched about one solution that can help save the Reefs. Read on the learn more!

Conserve Away!

Ever since Walnut Creek Saves started we have been targeting Walnut Creek residents’ water and energy use. However, recently, we decided to target other aspects of conservation like composting and recycling. For the month of March, we decided to focus on the topic of sustainable gardens. Michelle Lee, a student Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves, shares all about how we plan to spread information about sustainable gardening!

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: Lights Please!

We all use lights and have light bulbs, whether they are in the kitchen, bathroom, or living room. However, one thing we don’t all have is energy-efficient light bulbs. While many of us think that merely turning off the lights when we leave the room is sufficient, that is simply not true. There are many types of light bulbs differing in size, shape, color and efficiency. The most well-known light bulbs are incandescent, CFL, and LED bulbs. Learn more about these bulbs in the following guide.

What Does Walnut Creek Saves Save?

The short answer is energy, water, and money! Walnut Creek Saves was created through a collaboration between the City of Walnut Creek and the private company WattzOn. After realizing that 18% of greenhouse emissions in Walnut Creek were due to the residents, the City of Walnut Creek set out to adopt a residential energy efficiency program and tackle the excess residential energy and water usage.