28 results for tag: Save energy


How WCS Changed Me

Andre Medeiros has been a Conservation Coach with Walnut Creek Saves since the program started in February, 2017. Not only has he learned how to market an idea to the public and sell a service through persuasion, but he has learned to be much more energy and water conscientious. He also learned about the energy and water usage around us and how wasteful of a society we can be at times. Read more to learn more about Andre's experience.

Where to Next

With another month under Gautam Sajja's belt, and the end of the program approaching, it is hard to believe that the program he has worked so hard on for over eight months is almost over. Despite the unknown future of Walnut Creek Saves, what is known is that Gautam and his teammates have helped residents save energy and water and money on their bills. The energy and water savings will not only affect his city, but hopefully the rest of the world as well.

My Conservation Coach Experience

Walnut Creek Saves is a program that provides Walnut Creek residents with free consultations where we provide information on how to save energy and water. The program collaterally educates and pays students, like Andre Medeiros, who are affiliated with this program. Learn more about Andre's experience as he describes working with new team members and educating the community during farmers market events.

Walnut Creek Saves: Our Plan to Make a Difference

Walnut Creek Saves is dedicated to helping residents lower their utility usage in order to save money and reduce our impact on the environment. The City of Walnut Creek created a Climate Action plan that aims to reduce our carbon output by 2020, and every consultation we complete is pushing our city towards its goals. We have already completed over 120 free consultations and met hundreds of community members that are interested in how they can save!

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.