24 results for tag: Save energy

Making a Difference

Kaipo Vevera is one of the student Conservation Coaches for Walnut Creek Saves. He is now much further into the job and has accomplished much more than at the beginning. As a program we have completed over 100 consultations since our launch in February! Kaipo has had the opportunity to speak to countless Walnut Creek residents and pass on energy and water saving recommendations to his community.

Energy Guide: Fan of the Week

With the heat of summer ravaging Walnut Creek and running your air conditioner daily being out of the question, it seems that a primary source for cooling inside the home is fans. In today’s installment of energy tips, Gautam Sajja will escort you through the benefits of fans, when to use them, and the resulting energy savings. But not just any fans, whole house fans.

My Experience

Anthony Belavitch is a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves. Anthony gets good experience talking to people and explaining what we do and how we can help them save water and energy, all while saving money on their bills. Anthony learns a lot every day with this job and with the information he learns he can apply it to situations in life. This is why the Walnut Creek Saves team is so great!

Serena’s Goodbye

Serena Vincent has been involved with Walnut Creek Saves since February of this year and now the time has come for her Conservation Coach experience to end. Serena is off on her next adventure - college! Before she leaves she wanted to tell everyone how much she has learned and the skills she has gained through her experience.

Coaching Residents to Save on Energy and Water

Kaipo Vevera is a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves. He has been with the program now for almost half a year and has have thoroughly enjoyed every moment he's had working with the residents of Walnut Creek to save them energy and water and lower their bills. Recently, he conducted outreach at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience and was able to teach children how to conserve energy and water in their homes.

Energy Guide: Conserve Water with Showerheads

Did you know that showers account for almost 30% of the water consumption inside your home? That's right! Upgrading your showerhead to a water-efficient model can create instant savings. Luckily, you don’t have to spend time researching which water-efficient showerhead is the best for you. Andre Medeiros has gathered all the information you need to know about water-efficient showerheads.

What it’s Like Being a Conservation Coach

Evan Enos feels truly blessed to have the amazing job as a Conservation Coach. His job allows him to conduct home energy and water consultations for residents who want to be more efficient. The consultations that Evan has conducted have been fun and very eye opening for him. It's such a great feeling to know Evan is helping the community he grew up in!

Walnut Creek Saves: Help is on the Way!

Do you have an exceedingly high water and/or electric bill? If so, Walnut Creek Saves is the program for you! Walnut Creek Saves works to help the residents of Walnut Creek become more efficient. Local Walnut Creek high school students are the main working force of the program and our goals is to not only save the environment but also save you money!

My Walnut Creek Saves

At the beginning of 2017, Serena Vincent started her job with the Walnut Creek Saves program and the position has taught her many important skills to use in the workplace and in life. When she began the training for the program, she was nervous about how difficult or intense the internship was going to be, but it turned out a little differently. Read on to learn more about Serena’s experience.

Energy Guide: Be SMART when Purchasing a TV

Most people can agree that televisions provide entertainment and a readily available distraction when working, cooking, or hosting guests. You may have a television in your family room, bedroom, office, or even a bathroom! Televisions use up energy, but not nearly as much as you might think. Anna Meehan is here to tell you how to make an informed television purchase the next time you consider upgrading.