Energy Hog scavenger hunt (.PDF)
10/04/2005 08:56:00 AM | Author: baloghblog
Here's a US Government endorsed kids scavenger hunt for the home, but even adults can take it too. Good general suggestions for making your home more energy efficient. A random sampling:
2. Furnace Filters: Ask an adult at home
how often your filters were cleaned or
changed in the last year.
􀂉 Not at all (2 points)
􀂉 1 – 3 times (4 points)
􀂉 4 or more (6 points)

6. Lights: How often do
you turn lights off when
you leave a room?
􀂉 Rarely (2 points)
􀂉 Sometimes (4 points)
􀂉 Always (6 points)

7. Light Bulbs: Count the number of compact
fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) you’re using at
home.
􀂉 No CFL bulbs (2 points)
􀂉 1 – 4 CFL bulbs (4 points)
􀂉 5 or more CFLs (6 points)
The rest can be found here.

The energy hog website must have been in production for some time, because it is quite extensive. For kids, but worth a look.

Another site linked from energyhog: Alliance to Save Energy's Power$mart
A surprising fact: The average home produces twice as much greenhouse gas pollution as the average car! Due to emissions produced by power plants that generate the electricity used to run modern homes—plus home emissions from such things as oil or gas-fired furnaces—a typical house releases 22,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, almost twice as much as a typical car’s annual 11,500 pounds of CO2 emissions, estimates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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