On Earth Day, April 22nd, Longo will host its 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration, along with our community partners, City of El Monte and San Gabriel Valley Water Company. This event is free and open to the public.
City of El Monte representatives will have an array of recyclable giveaways, as well as a “What Goes Where?” trash sorting game. The City is also hosting a Smart Gardening Workshop on Saturday, April 23rd at Arceo Park from 10:30am- 12:00pm. The event address is 3125 N. Tyler Ave in El Monte.
The San Gabriel Valley Water Company will be handing out recycle bags with a useful energy-saving item for your home and helpful energy efficient information.
Join this fun and informative day with us.
Check out these energy efficient programs and cost saving ideas from Energy Star.
Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that assists businesses as well as individuals in saving money and protecting our climate through superior energy efficiency. Their website is a valuable source of extensive information regarding energy savings for your home and energy efficient products. Fun energy strategies for your garden is also available.
Here are two tips to keep energy use low at home.
1. Use Motion Sensors
Reducing usage of any light source can result in significant savings, especially the outdoor post or porch lamp, which is one of the highest used light fixtures in a home. The average daily exterior lighting usage in 5 hours per day. Installing motion sensors will reduce energy usage by automatically turning off the porch lights during hours of inactivity.
2. Install a Door Sweep
As you may already know, door sweeps, or weather stops, seal the gap between the bottom of the door and threshold, preventing cold air from coming in and warm air from escaping. A common place where air leaks occur is under the door leading to the garage, which is often not as well sealed as the doors leading directly to the outside.
For more information, please visit Energy Star’s website, www.energystar.gov