Friday, November 19, 2010

New Batteries

The average family uses more than 8 batteries per person per year. Batteries are sometimes expensive, and over the year the cost can add up. One way to cut down on the spending is to buy recharegable batteries. They cost a bit more, but it pays off in the long run. Also, increasing technology is always finding ways to increase the life of batteries and, therefore, going to the store less and spending less.

Pencil Sharpeners

One way to cut down an energy bill for schools is to take away all the electric pencil sharpeners and just install normal, old-fashioned hand-powered sharpeners in the classrooms. Sure, it takes more effort to move your hand in a circle, and sure, it isnt as fun as operating an electric sharpener, but if you installed enough sharpeners around the school, you could notice a small decrease in the energy bill. Not a huge increase, but every little bit matters.

SAVE Energy and SAVE Money

The average household will spend $5000 more than they need to in energy bills. If you want to save money on energy bills you must think about pros and cons. In order to save money you must spend extra to get the equipment as more advanced technology is more expensive. Overall a fully new energy saving home will make up in the cost in as little as 4 months. Consumer home garden

Enegry Saving

In this day and age all we hear about is that we need to save enegry but it can be hard to find effective ways to cut our use on energy. Here are the top 5 most effective ways to save our enviorment.

  1. Use new energy saving light bulbs

  2. Only take 5 minutes showers

  3. Shut off the water while you're brushing your teeth

  4. Shut off lights when you're not in the room

  5. Turn off all appliances when you go to bed

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

60 watt exercise

Did you know that if you exercise you can create electricity? If you pedal on an exercise bike and convert it into electricity you could power a single 60 watt lightbulb. But thyat only if your riding the bike, once you stop the light goes out. And if you have two people pedaling you can power 2 lightbulbs.

so is it possible to create electricity by exercising? YES

is it effective? NOT EVEN CLOSE!


Cell Phone Energy Saving Adapter

by Tori Riggs

There is a new cell phone adapter that saves energy and money. This adapter is called the Enviroplug, a newer, greener, way to charge your phones. To use the Enviroplug, you simply plug your phone charger into the Enviroplug into the wall. The interesting and energy saving thing about the Enviroplug is that it doesn't keep wasting electricity when your phone is done charging.

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Why Trees Change in Autumn

by Ivy Long

For a long time scientist have tried to under stand why changes happen to trees in the autumn. Weather is one of the things that effects the color of the leaf. warm, summer days, and cool, crisp but not freezing nights seem to bring the most spectacular color displays. During these day sugar is produce in the leaf but the cool nights closing the veins prevent the sugar from moving out. Which makes the leaf have tints of reds, purples, and crimson. Trees also have a protection to not freeze during winter and autumn. This is done by the tree producing a heavy wax everywhere. This is how the tree changes in autumn.

See-Through Fridge

By: Davis Deussen

See-through refrigerators would save so much energy. You could see what you have. You could see what you would want before you open saving time and money and energy. It would save the light and energy bill. But, before you set up your new fridge, you keep everything in the same spot which saves more and more energy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Solar Powered Keyboards!

People who have wireless keyboards know how much energy they take. Rechargeable batteries and wall chargers are essential when you own a wirless keyboard because changing the batteries repeatedly can be annoying. Logitech has created a keyboard that is solar powered to get rid of these hassles. There is no need to stand outside holding the keyboard up to the sun to recharge it because this keyboard uses energy from lights indoors, too! This keyboard in only 1/3 of an inch thick, so it is very portable. It being wireless makes it very conveinent. The keyboard is also eay on your fingers because it has incurve keys, which are easy on the shape of fingertips. This keyboard is very energy efficent!

by Rhyan Montgomery