Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone in the
Robbinsdale Area School District
a fun, safe and efficient
Thanksgiving break!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

Thanksgiving Break is almost here...

Before you leave your classroom or your house for the long weekend, be sure to turn off computer monitors and printers. These electronics continue to draw energy even when the computer is shut down. Take a look around and SEE where you can conserve energy while away from school or home.

Wishing you a fun, safe, and efficient Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

It's beginning to feel a bit like winter out there so here are some great fall and winter energy saving tips from the US Department of Energy. Click here to read the post on and hold on to your hat!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

Make it a GREEN Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is next week already and has a great article with 10 tips for a Green Thanksgiving. This list really captures the spirit of the first Thanksgiving. Click here to go to the posting.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

Have you heard of No Shave November?
Well, how about NO WASTE November?

So what can YOU do this month to not waste energy?

At the end of the day, don’t wait for the auto shut down which can be hours later, power off your computer when you leave. And while you’re at it, power down your monitor and speakers too. Lastly, don't forget your lights or any other lights in unoccupied areas. THANKS!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

An easy way to save energy is to turn down the brightness of your computer screen. It takes more energy to run a brighter display. Many computers have shortcut keys or brightness settings. If you use a battery powered lap top you probably turn down the brightness to preserve battery so if you are on a desk top, turn down the brightness to use less energy.

Another simple energy saving tip for your office area is to unplug printers, scanners and other hardware when you are not using it. Unless you print regularly, leaving your computer's printer or scanner plugged in is unnecessary. Disconnecting it from the power outlet saves energy. Or if it is easier, plug the printer into a power strip and switch it off unless you are printing.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

Look Up!
The attic is one of the places where you will often find the biggest air leaks which in turn can increase your energy bills and make it uncomfortably hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter.
It is also an area that is usually accessible making it easier to seal and insulate.

So to improve the comfort level of your home during the heating and cooling months and to be much more energy efficient, look up!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Today's Energy Insight

Did you know an extra 100 pounds of weight in your car will reduce your fuel economy by as much as 2%? Be sure to remove roof racks and car top carriers when not in use and keep your trunk empty for a fuel efficient ride.