Thursday, November 16, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

Let's Talk Turkey Energy Efficiency!
Here are the top 7 ways to save energy on Thanksgiving:

  1. Keep the over door closed so heat does not escape causing the oven to use more energy to maintain its temperature.
  2. Match your pots to the burner size and use lids when possible.
  3. Bake several dishes at the same time when at the same temp to cut down in overall baking time.
  4. Use glass or ceramic pans to lower the oven temp by 25 degrees and still bake in the same amount of time.
  5. Turn down your thermostat because baking, cooking and extra people help to heat up your home.
  6. Use your microwave; it uses much less energy and cooking time is much shorter.
  7. Use your dishwasher; it uses less water than hand-washing dishes.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Today's energy Insight

Thanksgiving is next week already! Check out this great article on how to have yourself a green Thanksgiving. CLICK HERE for the link to "Ideas for a Greener Thanksgiving."

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

It's Novemberrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Now that it has turned chillier, here are some helpful tips for being more energy efficient during the heating season:

  • Clear the clutter from furnace vents and registers.
  • Close drapes and blinds after the sun goes down (which is way too early right now!)
  • Make sure appliances and electronics (those that emit heat) are not near thermostats.
  • Limit your use of portable heaters so you don't freeze out your coworker (space heaters wreak havoc on the zone heating of schools and offices!)
  • Dress for the weather, add a layer (or three) or lap blanket.
  • If your arms are full, consider not using the auto door opener, which keeps the door open longer allowing the cold air in and the warm air to escape!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

and you know what that means...

It's No Waste November!

What have you done today to not waste energy?
Thanks for doing your part and being energy smart!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Today's Energy Insight

Do you know what the MOST efficient form of ENERGY available to us today is???

It is the energy we don't have to produce in the first place so when you save energy, you are being as efficient as you possibly can. It only takes the push of a button or the flip of a switch to make a difference at school, work, home... everywhere!
Thanks, Everyone for doing your part!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It's MEA Week

Do you know what MEA stands for?

So please try to be MORE ENERGY AWARE
and set a good example for our staff and students!

(For followers of this blog not in Minnesota, MEA also stands for Minnesota Education Association and a short hand way to refer to fall break in districts throughout the state.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Energy ACTION Month

October is Energy Awareness Month
but besides just being aware, why not consider it...
Simple actions YOU can do include
(but are not limited to)
  • Flip off your light switch
  • Turn off your monitor
  • Re-use, re-purpose, recycle when you can
  • Replace old bulbs with CFLs or LEDs
  • Use a power strip
  • Add a layer instead of turning up the heat
Every little action counts and all add up to make a huge difference.
Thanks for taking ACTION!