22 results for tag: Walnut Creek


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.

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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.

Same Ol’ Same Ol’

If you asked Gautam Sajja eight months ago about his experience working in a new program dedicated to assisting residents save money on their water and energy bills, he would answer with a sense of pride in the novelty of the situation. Now, almost a year later, if you were to ask him the same question today, he would answer with more pride, but less novelty. A sense of accomplishment in those I have helped, the city of Walnut Creek, and of course, our program.

Energy Guide: Musk’s Largest Battery Yet

In a state that is the leader in coal exports, South Australia took an oath of renewability when it funded the construction of a large battery that is roughly the size of a US football field! With the innovation and genius of Elon Musk, South Australia was able to create a battery powerful enough to power 30,000 homes. Learn more about this battery and its benefits from Anna Meehan's latest article.

Walnut Creek Saves…What Exactly is it?

Talking to residents and members of the community about the Walnut Creek Saves program is an easy and fun way to get the word out and sign people up for consultations. However, with the limited amount of time we have to explain everything, some of it gets lost. In this article, Natalie Ahearn will explain some of those points that don’t get fully explained at our booths.

What is it like to be a Conservation Coach?

Natalie Ahearn's experience as a Walnut Creek Saves Conservation Coach has taught her communication skills and several different ways to save water and energy around her home. Talking to strangers during outreach events can be daunting, but learning to engage people in conversation and teaching individuals about our program in a short amount of time has helped her learn how to communicate more effectively. Read on to learn more about Natalie's experience as a Conservation Coach.

Water Guide: Changing the Flow

Here in sunny California, residents are encouraged to conserve water by taking shorter showers or limiting outdoor irrigation. But many are unaware that one of the best ways to conserve water is installing a water-efficient showerheads in bathrooms. Many people shower once a day, which has caused showers to be one of the leading consumers of water in a household. Learn about upgrading to water-efficient showerheads in this guide prepared by Clarissa Drouillard.

No Tricks, Just Treats

Since joining the Walnut Creek Saves team, Anna Meehan has participated in numerous outreach events with the purpose of acquiring sign ups and talking to residents about our goal as a program. In addition to receiving sign-ups, from these events she has gotten so much more: she has strengthened her communication and marketing skills and, as a bonus, she’s made memories of a lifetime! Read more to learn more about Anna's experience.