Friday, February 11, 2011

Rebates for energy star appliances

Recently 300 million dollars in rebates has been available through The American Reinvestment Act. These rebates are for each state and are available for anyone with the energy star appliances. Installing energy star appliances for your old equipment can save up to 70% on energy bills. So you would get annual money back along with the rebates. Hopefully more rebates like this will appear to further encourage homeowners to improve to more energy efficent methods.

Energy Saving Tips

by Tori Riggs

Here are some energy saving tips:

  1. Keep blinds or curtains closed to keep in heat.

  2. Save energy by turning off appliances during the day when you are at work or school.

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Art Crafts from Recycled Products

By: Davis Deussen

Instead of directly recycling an egg carton, milk jug, or shoe boxes, you could turn them into art. You could turn your shoe box into a diorama. You could turn an egg carton into a caterpillar, and your milk jug into a pot of soil, or another art project. After you are done, you wash them off and then recycle them. So, you can make art and recycle! GO GREEN!!!

Public Transportation

By: Davis Deussen

Instead of having one person in the car/taxi, you can carpool. It cuts emmissions down. You could also ride the bus and have many people ride. They could also have more than two people in a taxi/car and it would make a greener planet!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Water Consveration Tips #1

Here are some tips to save water:

    • When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill two sinks with water one for washing and one with rinse water.

    • Consider upgrading your refrigrators, air-conditioning, and ice-makers with air-cooled applainces for significant water savings.

    • Adjust spinklers so grass is hit not other things like sidewalk or house.

    • Use washer and dishwater when they are full. That can save 1,000 gallons a year.

    • Choose shrubs and groundcovers instead of turf for hard to reach places such of steep slopes and isolated strips.

    • Put covers on your pools or spas to check for pump links.

    • Use garbage disposal wisely so you don't waste water.

    • Plant in fall when conditions are cooler and rainfull is more plenty.

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    Water Powered Jet Pack OMG!!!

    Ever dreamt of flying? Well if so, your dreams are about to come true (if you have the money, of course). A company called JetLev has created a jetpack that is powered by water. A Canadian inventor named Raymond Li has been working on this creation for the past ten years. Now his invention will be available this summer. The jetpack has three parts to it. The backpack part, a 10 meter hose, and an engine that is also a flotation device. The hose is important in keeping the jetpack in the air. It sucks water up, then powerfully spits it out through two nozzles, concluding in 500 pounds of force and reaching speeds up to 22 mph! I warn you before you go out and buy one for yourself, though. The JetLev jetpack set at the price of $99,500! This creative idea is going to bring to life the fantasy of flying for many people. :)

    By Rhyan Montgomery

    Saving Energy With Air Conditioning

    By: Rachel Skillicorn

    1. Get rid of un-used or old appliances because they use heat and that can make you use more of the air conditioning

    2. Insulate your house, so that the cool air can stay in and not be wasted

    3. Instead of using up all the air conditioning and running up your bill, use fans; they don't use a lot of energy and they still give you the same cooling effect

    4. Shade your windows, put up curtains so the sun can't come straight through the window

    5. If you put in a light colored roof that could decrease the amount of cooling you need by 10-15%