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Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce

The Northeast Minnapolis Chamber of Commerce wants to join together with local businesses, neighbors, and congregations to collectively save energy. The Chamber wants to connect everyone with resources to become energy efficient. Check out www.minneapolischamber.org/energy for more information.

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Top Team Actions

Member Contributions
  • Harness the Power of Wind

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 3

    Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.

    5 Members
  • Take a Load Off

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.

    3 Members
  • Keep in the Cold: Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.

    3 Members
  • Get on the Bus

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.

    3 Members
  • Drive to the Limit

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.

    3 Members
  • Try Composting

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.

    2 Members
  • Don't Get Burned by Hot Water

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.

    2 Members
  • Compost Year Round

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 3

    Composting is fun every day of the year!

    2 Members
  • Get With the Program

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)

    2 Members
  • Thank Your Fans: Central A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.

    2 Members
  • Two Degrees of Savings: Heat

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.

    2 Members
  • Thank Your Fans: Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.

    2 Members
  • Put a Damper On It

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home

    2 Members
  • Five is Just Fine

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.

    2 Members
  • Flip the Switch

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.

    2 Members
  • Upgrade Your Water Heater

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 5

    Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.

    2 Members
  • Wash 'em Cold

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.

    2 Members
  • Recycle it All

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 1

    Recycle like crazy at home and look for items in recyclable packaging.

    2 Members
  • Host a Presentation

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Host a free Energy Challenge presentation at your business, school, congregation or neighborhood.

    2 Members
  • Color in the Savings

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Print out our free Energy Challenge coloring sheets to show off your knowledge and art skills at the same time.

    2 Members
  • Start a Team

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Create your own team and see how much you can save together.

    2 Members
  • You Have the Power

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Set your computer's power management settings for maximum savings.

    1 Member
  • Compost Like Crazy!

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 3

    In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!

    1 Member
  • Seal Attic Bypasses

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.

    1 Member
  • Keep in the Cold: Central A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer

    1 Member
  • Batts in the Attic

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 4

    Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.

    1 Member
  • Go with the Flow

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Boiler

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5

    Replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new efficient unit.

    1 Member
  • Ditch the Car

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.

    1 Member
  • Do the Twist

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 2

    Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Replace your 15+ year old window A/C with a shiny new efficient unit.

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Furnace

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5

    Replace your 20+ year old furnace with a shiny new efficient unit.

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Central A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 4

    Replace your older central air conditioner and treat yourself to savings.

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Fridge

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 4

    Replace your 15+ year old fridge with a shiny new efficient unit.

    1 Member
  • Out with the Old

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!

    1 Member
  • Cozy Up Your Home

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5

    Insulate your walls to improve your comfort and reduce energy waste - it's like putting a sweater on your home!

    1 Member
  • Give Recycling a Try

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.

    1 Member
  • Recycle Like Crazy

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 1

    Reach the pinnacle of recycling by never, ever throwing away a recyclable item, whether at home or out and about.

    1 Member
  • Two Degrees of Savings: A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.

    1 Member
  • Upgrade to an Efficient Vehicle

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5

    Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.

    1 Member
  • Deck the Halls with LEDs

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.

    1 Member
  • How Do You Measure Up?

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Calculate your home's carbon footprint to better understand your savings potential.

    1 Member
  • Show Off Online

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use a free Energy Challenge widget to show off your energy skills!

    1 Member
  • Get a Rebate

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Looking at new energy efficient equipment? Get a rebate from your utility and save some money!

    1 Member
  • Fine Tune It: Furnace

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your furnace needs a tune up every fall.

    1 Member
  • Fine Tune It: Central A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your central air needs a tune up every spring.

    1 Member
  • Hung Out to Dry

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 2

    Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!

    1 Member
  • It's Party Time

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Throw an energy efficiency party to share ideas and have fun!

    1 Member
  • Spread the Word

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Tell a friend about the Energy Challenge!

    1 Member
  • Wrap It

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use plastic window kits to keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.

    1 Member
  • Bring the Challenge to School

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Promote the Energy Challenge at your school to build your team and save energy.

    1 Member
  • Bring the Challenge to Church

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use the Energy Challenge to energize your congregation and track total savings.

    1 Member
  • Bring the Challenge to Work

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Promote your work's Challenge team and help your coworkers save money in their homes.

    1 Member
  • Sign an Agreement

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn energy savings into a fun family activity with our energy saving agreement

    1 Member

RECENT COMMENTS

  • intern2 says:

    Join the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce in an effort to save energy and money. The Chamber applied for and won the Climate Change Grant from the City of Minneapolis provided by American Recovery Act funds. The Chamber would like to have local businesses and neighbors join in our effort to save. Also, there is more information about different resources for you or your business on the website, www.minneapolischamber.org/energy.

  • intern2 says:

    How is everyones challenge going? We at Northeast have really learned a lot from this website. Look for our Energy Survey coming in your email later this afternoon. It will help us gauge what other programs businesses in the area are trying.Thanks!

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