Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Make it a Green Halloween!

Have a fun, safe and efficient Halloween, everyone!

Please remember to re-use and/or recycle your costumes and decorations. And don't forget to compost those jack'o lanterns .

Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's Energy Awareness Month

From the home office in White Bear Lake, see the inspiring and personal message below from Class 5 Energy Inc., the parent company of Schools for Energy Efficiency, in recognition of Energy Awareness month.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Keys... in drawers, we all have them, many keys sit in drawers for years until you can't remember what the key is from so why not recycle them? Redtail Ridge Elementary students in Savage are collecting keys for recycling as a fund raiser for their school. The students are currently trick or treating for keys asking for old, discarded and unused keys for recycling.

Here a couple of things to keep in mind:
  • Approximately 16 keys weigh 1 pound
  • 1 pound of yellow brass recycled currently yields $1.95
  • K & K Metal Recycling will return 100% of the profit to Redtail Ridge
  • 700 pounds of keys would yield $1,365 for the school

You can drop off your keys at Redtail Ridge, 15200 Hampshire in Savage (near PLHS) through November 11th or at the District Services Center in Prior Lake, 4540 Tower Street (behind the Post Office) through November 9th.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Today's Energy Thought

Be sure to run full loads of dishes and laundry. Using your clothes or dishwasher for frequent small loads wastes water. By running these machines when full, you will save up to 20 gallons of water per load, or 7,300 gallons a year. That is as much water as the average person drinks in their lifetime.