Thursday, May 17, 2018

Today's Energy Insight

The GREENEST POWER is the power you don't have to produce!

It's really quite simple if you think about it. The most efficient energy available to us today is the energy we don't have to produce in the first place.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Today's Energy Insight

According to the American Solar Energy Society, enough sunlight falls on the earth's surface each minute to meet the world energy demand for how long?

A)  24 hours            B)  8 weeks

C)  6 months           D)  an entire year

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The correct answer is D) an entire year! Wow! Who knew?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Today's Energy Insight

Did you know when you save energy anywhere in the district you are saving money??? Money that would have been spent on energy (i.e. utilities like gas and electric) is then able to be spent on other expenses throughout the district. Saving energy stretches our district dollars further so when you flip that switch, adjust the thermostat or power down those electronics like computers, you are being a good steward of our financial resources AND a responsible steward of our earth's natural resources.

Keep up the good work and keep stretching those dollars!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Today's Energy Insight

The EPA estimates that 80% of these and 70% of these
used in offices are left on overnight.

A)  Fax machines and radios

B) Task lights and computer monitors

C) Printers and copy machines

D) Coffee pots and lava lamps

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All of these items are left on at various times but 80% of printers and 70% of copiers are left on in offices resulting in lost energy. If you are the last one in your area, please be sure these items are shut off for the night. Also, try to get in the habit of using the energy saver button found on most copy machines. Every little effort, no matter how small, does make a difference, thanks for doing your part! Oh, and C is the correct answer.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Clear the Clutter!

Spring has finally sprung and as thoughts turn to spring cleaning keep in mind it can apply to both your home
and your classroom or work space.

Keeping vents free of boxes, books, files and other air blocking items can really save energy. It takes 25% more energy to pump air into your space if vents are blocked.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

It's Earth Month!

It's April! Never mind the 9 inches of fresh snow and the below freezing temps outside, the calendar says April and that means it's Earth Month. But what exactly does that mean? In April the following annual environmentally focused days of awareness and recognition are celebrated:
  • National Walk to Work Day, First Friday in April
  • Arbor Day, Last Friday of April
  • No Electronics Day, April 6
  • Earth Day, April 22
  • Garden Week, Second week in April
April is also considered Make America Beautiful Month. More posts on Earth Month and Earth Day and Month activities to come, stay tuned...