Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Classroom Visits!

The district Energy Efficiency Coordinator is now scheduling classroom visits for this fall and beyond. Sheri is ready to get out and about in the schools to work with all the fabulous kiddos in the district. For the younger grades, she can be a guest reader and share a couple of great eco-friendly books including Curious George Plants a Tree followed by an interactive discussion at their grade level about energy efficiency. For the upper elementary and middle grades she has a fun energy game show to share with the students or a hands on demonstration about energy. At the secondary level there are several options for activities and classroom presentations. The Energy Efficiency Coordinator can be reached at extension 8104 or via email at sheri_brunner@rdal.org
Make it a fun and energy efficient year, everyone!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Simply Stated

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Back to School Time!

It's that time of year again... Ready or not, a New School Year is just around the corner and it’s a GREAT time to make a resolution to save energy! Be a model of energy efficiency for our students and staff by practicing energy conservation every day. By being mindful of our energy use and working together, we can and do make a difference!

Thanks for doing your part by being Energy Smart!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

It's a Great Day to
Save Energy in Robbinsdale!
Even though a single green effort will not solve the world's environmental problems overnight, there is absolutely no harm in trying to make a small impact by embracing greener habits. Resolve to be more energy efficient, it can be contagious!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

MYTH: Leaving fans on in the summer when you leave the house is a good way to keep rooms cool.

FACT: Fans move the air, but they don't really cool it, and leaving them on when no one is around is a waste of energy and money. Fans actually provide a wind chill effect, which makes you feel cooler by accelerating the evaporation of perspiration on your skin. So be sure to turn off fans in unoccupied areas and especially when you leave your office or house.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

Did you know peas are a good source of protein? Okay, put a pin in that for the moment. Did you know 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions are associated with raising, processing, packaging and shipping meat products for human consumption? If every American substituted a plant-based protein dish for a meat dish just once per week, the carbon dioxide reduction would be equivalent to taking more than 500,000 cars off the road. But where can you find plant-based protein? Check out the graphic below:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

During air conditioning season, when you leave the house for any length of time, you should consider turning up your thermostat to between 80 and 85 degrees (unless you're leaving pets at home). Experts agree that the energy saved from turning your thermostat up in the summer while you're away is greater than the energy used to cool your house back down after you return. Better yet, think about a programmable thermostat to raise and lower the temps for you. Stay Cool and Save Energy!