Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Today's Educational Insight

In a departure from energy insights, the above was posted in the weekly Robbinsdale staff newsletter and it seemed quite appropriate to share here. The SEE program is behavior-based and is all about education and awareness.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day

Remembering those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. To honor our Veterans, it is our duty and responsibility as Americans to keep our country and the earth a sustainable place for our children and the generations to follow.

Have a safe, fun and efficient weekend, Everyone!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

Change a light bulb, change the world!

According to Energy Star, if all of the households in Minnesota changed just one incandescent light bulb to an Energy Star qualified bulb, the combined individual efforts could save up to 106 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. This is enough energy to light all the households in St. Paul for nearly 180 days. Based on the average electrical rate in Minnesota, the amount of energy saved would reduce household electrical bills by a combined total of $9 million a year. AND, this simple change would prevent nearly 163 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year which is the equivalent to removing the annual emissions of 14 thousand cars from Minnesota roadways.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

Did you know you can save energy by getting rid of your screen saver? In fact, screen savers use more energy than not using them, and sleep mode features may not work if you use a screen saver. Who knew? So lose the screen saver, no matter how cute or fun it is, and you will save energy. Good to know!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

The EPA estimates that 80% of these and 70% of these
used in offices are left on overnight.

A)  Fax machines and radios

B) Task lights and computer monitors

C) Printers and copy machines

D) Coffee pots and lava lamps

Scroll down to check your answer...

All of these items are left on at various times but 80% of printers and 70% of copiers are left on in offices resulting in lost energy. If you are the last one in your area, please be sure these items are shut off for the night. Also, try to get in the habit of using the energy saver button found on most copy machines. Every little effort, no matter how small, does make a difference, thanks for doing your part! Oh, and C is the correct answer.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

Energy with a Canadian Twist
Click here for a couple of ENERGY QUIZZES from an Eco Kids website in Canada. These may be a little more challenging because you need to be familiar with the metric system or how to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
Click here for some fun ECO GAMES at the site. Even though these links are from our neighbor to the north, the issues and information are still applicable to us in the United States. The quizzes are fun, especially the one that takes you from room-to-room in a house. Also check out the games and other cool stuff at the Eco Kids site. The HOME PAGE has options for students or teachers. Check it out, eh?