The Environmental Health Section of the Saint Paul - Ramsey County Department of Public Health
Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.
Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.
Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.
Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.
Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home
Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.
Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.
Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.
Recycle like crazy at home and look for items in recyclable packaging.
Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.
Create your own team and see how much you can save together.
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Tell a friend about the Energy Challenge!
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