Grades 5-8 from Delano
Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.
Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.
Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.
Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.
Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.
Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.
Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.
Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.
Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.
Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer
Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.
Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.
Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort
Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.
Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.
Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.
Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Recycle like crazy at home and look for items in recyclable packaging.
Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)
Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Use plastic window kits to keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.
Reach the pinnacle of recycling by never, ever throwing away a recyclable item, whether at home or out and about.
Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
Set your computer's power management settings for maximum savings.
Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.
Tell a friend about the Energy Challenge!
Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!
Promote the Energy Challenge at your school to build your team and save energy.
Composting is fun every day of the year!
In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!
Calculate your home's carbon footprint to better understand your savings potential.
Suspiciously high electricity bills? Use a plug meter to measure individual electronics and find the offending energy hog.
Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.
Replace your 15+ year old fridge with a shiny new efficient unit.
Insulate your walls to improve your comfort and reduce energy waste - it's like putting a sweater on your home!
Host a free Energy Challenge presentation at your business, school, congregation or neighborhood.
Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.
Replace your 15+ year old window A/C with a shiny new efficient unit.
Replace your 20+ year old furnace with a shiny new efficient unit.
Print out our free Energy Challenge coloring sheets to show off your knowledge and art skills at the same time.
Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your central air needs a tune up every spring.
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