The Division of Energy & Climate is offering energy-saving family activities.
With this room-by-room checklist, families can reduce their home’s energy use, save money on utilities and help protect the environment.
“Our homes lose heat and energy in ways we don’t immediately realize — through leaky windows or electric chargers that are left plugged in when they’re not being used. Combined with our rush to keep warm in the winter, this can mean higher energy use and more costly energy bills,” said Energy Section Administrator Rob Underwood, Division of Energy & Climate. “You don’t pay for energy you don’t use, so why use more than you need?”
A printable copy of the checklist can be found at facebook.com/EnergyClimateDE. Kids who complete at least two items in each room will earn their certified energy saver certificate, mailed to their home upon request. Parents and guardians also are encouraged to tweet pictures of completed tasks @EnergyClimateDE or tag the Division of Energy & Climate on Facebook.
Activities on the checklist include:
— Put throws or blankets in common areas to snuggle up in, instead of turning up the heat.
— Unplug electric chargers and electronics that are fully charged or aren’t being used.
— Organize a carpool with neighbors and friends.
— Draw a map of the town, including stores, schools and other places traveled on a regular basis. Plan out a route that covers daily trips with the shortest path and the least fuel.
For information or to receive a completion certificate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 735-3480.