Energy Tips for Kids
Energy Conservation Tips
Below are some energy conservation tips to share with your family:
- Turn off lights and appliances when you leave a room
- Replace ordinary incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
- Use room air conditioners only when you are at home
- Use the microwave or toaster oven instead of the big oven whenever possible
- Turn off the oven right after food is cooked
- Close curtains and blinds to keep out the sun on hot days; open them up in winter to add warmth
Easy Ways to Conserve Water
- Take 5-minute showers. Get wet, turn of the water, lather up, then rinse off. Save more than 5 to10 gallons of water a day!
- Catch some of the shower water in a bucket to flush the toilet. If you are waiting for the water to warm up, catch it in a bucket to flush the toilet or water house plants. Save more than 1 to 2 gallons!
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. Save 4 to 10 gallons a day!
- Make it a full load. Only run the washing machine or dishwasher when full. You can save energy too by drying the clothes on a clothes line!
- Make sure your parents check faucets and pipes for leaks. A small leak can waste 20 gallons a day!
- Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge. Running water and waiting until it cools down is wasteful.
- Water plants when it's cooler. Watering in the early morning is best.
- Kids Korner - WPPI Energy
- ENERGY STAR Kids - U.S Environmental Protection Agency
- KIDS Saving Energy - U.S Department of Energy; Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
- Energy KIDS - U.S Department of Energy; Energy Information Administration
- Energy Explained - U.S Department of Energy; Energy Information Administration
- For Students and Kids - U.S Department of Energy
- TVA Kids - Tennessee Valley Authority
- Environmental Kids Club - U.S Environmental Protection Agency
- EPA Student Center - U.S Environmental Protection Agency
- Water for Kids - U.S Environmental Protection Agency-Office of Water
- WaterSense Kids - U.S Environmental Protection Agency
- Water Conservation for Kids - Water - Use it Wisely
- Saving Water Partnership - Seattle and Participating Local Water Utilities