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What It Means to be a Conservation Coach

As a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves Ariana Montalvo has learned many skills to help guide her through life. She has learned these skills through many outreach opportunities and in-home consultations. At every new outreach event that Walnut Creek Saves attends she learns how to have a professional conversation with strangers, marketing skills, and I am able to educate Walnut Creek residents on how to better conserve water and energy. 

Energy Guide: What is Sucking Up Your Savings?

Vacuums! They help clean our carpets, our cars, and anywhere there might be dust or dirt. Welcome to a new installment of Energy Guides where we try to help break down crucial components of common household appliances. My name is Gautam Sajja, and this Energy Guide is all about vacuums.

Make a Change

As January turned into February, to Anisah's surprise, the weather wasn’t similar to the frigid air she expected to face. The sun beat down and the warmth of the air could pass as spring. Everybody around her had noticed the sudden change in weather and all of them agreed global warming is to blame. Luckily, Walnut Creek Saves works to help residents save energy and water within their homes, therefore, reducing greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.

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.

New Year, Same Walnut Creek Saves

It’s 2018 and Walnut Creek Saves is coming into a new year. We must continue to save as much energy and water as we individually can, taking the responsibility on all of our shoulders to better achieve our goals and to lessen the burden on others. Walnut Creek Saves is bringing awareness to the people of Walnut Creek, and orienting them towards our best future!

Energy Guide: Defeating Phantom Energy

Hidden behind many names: phantom energy, vampire load, standby load, etc., conserving this sneaky energy consumer can be fairly simple. Phantom energy consists of devices that are not in use, but are still consuming energy because they are plugged in. For instance, pencil sharpener has a little light on to alert the owner that it is in standby mode and is ready to be used. To learn how to conserve this phantom energy, read this guide prepared by Angelene Younger, one of our student Conservation Coaches.

The Most Wonderful Time for Walnut Creek Saves

As the holiday season comes to a close, Anna Meehan wanted to reflect on our successes from the numerous holiday-themed events Walnut Creek Saves attended. In the community, Walnut Creek Saves works to reduce the water and energy consumption of residents to ultimately help them save money on their bills each month. Read all about the holiday events Anna and her fellow Conservation Coaches attended this holiday season!

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.