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Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield

Bethel Lutheran Church is a congregation of approximately 1,100 members. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Bethel celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. Bethel features six choirs, three youth groups, women and men’s fellowship/study/service organizations, and an active social service ministry. At Bethel we teach, preach, and live the truth that every one of us is loved, valued, and belongs. http://www.bethelnorthfield.org/

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  • 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.

    153 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.

    113 Members
  • Drive to the Limit

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    100 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.

    83 Members
  • Get With the Program

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

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

    81 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.

    74 Members
  • Ditch the Car

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    72 Members
  • 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

    65 Members
  • Wash 'em Cold

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    61 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.

    59 Members
  • 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.

    55 Members
  • Five is Just Fine

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.

    50 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.

    42 Members
  • Out with the Old

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!

    37 Members
  • Go with the Flow

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

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

    31 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.

    29 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.

    26 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.

    26 Members
  • Harness the Power of Wind

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 3

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

    13 Members
  • 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.

    11 Members
  • 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.

    9 Members
  • Put a Damper On It

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    7 Members
  • Upgrade Your Water Heater

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 5

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

    7 Members
  • 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.

    7 Members
  • 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.

    7 Members
  • Try Composting

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.

    6 Members
  • Compost Year Round

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 3

    Composting is fun every day of the year!

    5 Members
  • Batts in the Attic

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 4

    Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.

    5 Members
  • Compost Like Crazy!

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 3

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

    4 Members
  • Recycle it All

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    4 Members
  • Upgrade Your Furnace

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5

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

    3 Members
  • 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!

    3 Members
  • 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.

    2 Members
  • Upgrade Your Fridge

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 4

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

    2 Members
  • Upgrade Your Boiler

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5

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

    1 Member
  • You Have the Power

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    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
  • 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
  • Host a Presentation

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    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
  • Wrap It

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    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
  • Hung Out to Dry

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 2

    Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!

    1 Member

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