Friday, July 29, 2011

Today's Energy Thought

Second only to the refrigerator which consumes the most energy of household appliances, which of these uses the most energy?

A) Hair dryer
B) Clothes dryer
C) Microwave oven
D) Computer

If you regularly read this blog, the answer has been addressed in previous postings so you should get this one correct. Scroll down to check your answer...

B) Clothes dryer

Whenever possible, air dry your laundry outdoors on a clothesline or use a drying rack indoors. Not only do you save energy and money but you also reduce your impact on the environment as well. Another option is to only partially dry your clothes in the dryer and then hang them to dry completely or hang them first and finish drying them in the dryer. These two options help with the crunchiness factor when air drying. Take advantage of the warm summer air while you can!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Green Energy Art Garden

Renewable energy brings science and art to life at the new Green Energy Art Garden at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis. The exhibit runs through September 3rd but admission is FREE this weekend.
For more info including location, hours and ticket prices, click here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Today's Energy Thought

Let the air flow! It takes more energy to distribute air if vents are blocked. Keep vents and floor registers clear of furniture, plants, draperies, sleeping pets and other objects to save energy.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Every Action Counts!

Check out this cool website, Minnesota Energy Challenge. It doesn't take long, it's not hard to navigate and best of all, it's free. Find new ways to save energy, challenge yourself to do more than you already are and compare how you are doing with others. Together Minnesotans are really making a difference! To check it out, click here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Today's Energy Thought

A photo copy machine when left on overnight
consumes enough energy to generate:

A)  150 copies

B)  500 copies

C)  1,000 copies

D)  1,500 copies

Scroll down to check your answer...


The correct answer is 1,500 copies. Yikes, that's three reams of paper! It's a good thing Shelly and Dana in the District Printing Office always shut down their copiers at the end of the day. Thanks, fabulous printing staff for being mindful of your energy use!