8 results for tag: Walnut Festival


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.

What is Walnut Creek Saves?

Walnut Creek Saves is a program that helps homeowners and renters lower their energy and water bills. Walnut Creek Saves is a City-sponsored, residential efficiency program. Our goals are to help residents save energy, water, and money, as well as boost the local economy. Walnut Creek Saves also employs local high school students, like Omar Zaifulizan, and trains us to become Conservation Coaches to help residents during free home consultations and conduct outreach around Walnut Creek!

The New Intern

For Omar Zaifulizan, being a Conversation Coach has been a great experience! He gets to talk to a variety of people who happen to be in town or Walnut Creek residents themselves, and has been to many events! As a Conversation Coach, he has only touched the surface of his duties, and he is very excited to go to more events as well as assisting with a home consultation!

An Unexpected Surprise

Over the past month, Tiffany Zhao started working as a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves. As someone who was interested in helping the environment, this was an extremely valuable internship for her. This internship offers a unique experience for high school students that could not be topped by any other. Read more to learn about Tiffany's experience so far!

How Walnut Creek Saves Helps Save

Walnut Creek Saves is a City of Walnut Creek program that was created to help better our community. Our goals are to boost the economy in Walnut Creek, lower residents’ water and energy bills, and of course make the environment a cleaner and safer place. We hope to accomplish these goals by offering free in-home consultations, attending outreach events, and hoping that residents spending their savings locally. 

What a Time to be Alive

This year Anisah Rodgers joined Walnut Creek Saves as a Conservation Coach and has learned quite a bit! She joined to increase her knowledge on ways to save energy and water and to express my love for the environment. Here at Walnut Creek Saves, she is able to talk to people about ways they can conserve energy or water and attend fun events like the Walnut Festival.

More Than Just a Job

Kate Tovey has been a Conservation Coach for Walnut Creek Saves since August of 2017 and it has been an amazing first job for her because of ther flexible schedule, supportive manager and co-workers, and the valuable information she received during her training. She has also learned many important life skills through her involvement. Read on to find out more!

Event Recap: Walnut Festival

Recently, Walnut Creek Saves had the opportunity to attend the much anticipated Walnut Festival! The Walnut Festival is an annual tradition in Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Saves was fortunate enough to spend three days immersed in the fun and excitement!