Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.
Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.
Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.
Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.
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.
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.
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.
Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.
Tell a friend about the Energy Challenge!
Set your computer's power management settings for maximum savings.
Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.
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.
Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort
Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home
Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)
Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer
Use plastic window kits to keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.
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.
Reach the pinnacle of recycling by never, ever throwing away a recyclable item, whether at home or out and about.
Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.
Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!
Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.
Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.
Promote the Energy Challenge at your school to build your team and save energy.
Composting is fun every day of the year!
Calculate your home's carbon footprint to better understand your savings potential.
Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.
Get rid of the beer fridge for serious savings!
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!
Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.
Seal attic air leaks allowing heated air to escape from your house into the attic and wreak havoc.
Replace your older central air conditioner and treat yourself to savings.
In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!
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.
Suspiciously high electricity bills? Use a plug meter to measure individual electronics and find the offending energy hog.
Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.
Host a free Energy Challenge presentation at your business, school, congregation or neighborhood.
Use a free Energy Challenge widget to show off your energy skills!
Looking at new energy efficient equipment? Get a rebate from your utility and save some money!
Replace your 20+ year old boiler with a shiny new efficient unit.
Throw an energy efficiency party to share ideas and have fun!
Replace your 15+ year old window A/C with a shiny new efficient unit.
Use the Energy Challenge to energize your congregation and track total savings.
Create your own team and see how much you can save together.
Add a blanket to your water heater tank and insulate your pipes to keep your hot water, well, hot!
Replace your 10+ year old dehumidifier with a shiny new efficient unit.
Promote your work's Challenge team and help your coworkers save money in their homes.
Record your own Energy Challenge video pledge and inspire other Minnesotans to save energy!
Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your central air needs a tune up every spring.
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