28 results for tag: Save Water


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!

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!

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.

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.

Along For the Ride

With the new year here and our new extension to continue our operations, your help is needed to keep our New Year's resolutions alive! Our hard work and effort pays off when you schedule a hassle-free in-home energy and water consultation. Our resources are limited, so maybe it is time for a habit change or two. Sometimes we need a simple reminder of what we can lose.

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: 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.

Walnut Creek Saves – Not just a Program

Are your utility bills becoming more and more expensive? Are you looking for ways to save money? Well, Tiffany Zhao has a solution! Tiffany is a Conservation Coach with Walnut Creek Saves, a non-profit, City-sponsored program that helps Walnut Creek residents save money on their energy and water bills. Our job is to educate the public about their energy and water consumption, and provide suggestions for savings.

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.