On the Web?
Laura Emery, Field Editor
More than any other form of energy,
electricity has a huge impact on our daily lives. Because electricity is a
luxury our society has come to rely on, many of us take it for granted. We
don’t stop and think about where it comes from, how it works, or why it
should be conserved.
If you want to be environmentally
responsible while saving money on your electric bill, here are some very
informative Web sites worth checking out.
message from this Web site is that we have an important role to play right
now — not tomorrow, but right now. Its home page reads, “Energy
conservation and efficiency go a long way preserving our planet’s rich
natural resources and promoting a healthy environment.” On this Web site,
you will find simple things that consumers, businesses, and children and
teachers can do to help reduce energy consumption. With everyone pitching
in, we can all
demand, cut energy costs, and protect our precious natural resources.
News & Resources
Web page contains a list of useful links to other Web sites that contain
energy-conservation news and resources.
Quest is an energy-education Web site of the California Energy Commission,
and is very kid-friendly. Electricity conservation is explained in a way
that any child can understand. There are also a number of
electricity-focused games for young children to play on this Web site.
Department of Energy
Department of Energy’s overarching mission is to advance the national,
economic, and energy security of the
; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that
mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear
To Save Energy
to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to
achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy
government Web site where you can find information to help save energy in
your home, business, vehicle, or industrial plant. The links on Energy
Savers take you directly to resources available across federal agencies for
homeowners, contractors and builders, building managers, realtors, state
agencies, drivers and fleet managers, and industry managers.
also provides information on the Partnerships for Home Energy Efficiency (PHEE).
This joint effort of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
is a federal agency collaboration to help improve the energy efficiency in
your housing choices.
Energy Audit Tool
web-based, do-it-yourself energy audit tool.
Local Electric Cooperative’s Web Site
great resources for information on energy conservation are electric
cooperative Web sites. Check out the following cooperative Web pages that
contain information on how to conserve energy: www.anec.com/engtips/engtips.html
there a Web site that you can’t live without, or one that you find
particularly useful? We want to know what your favorite Web site is and why
you like it so much.
would like to devote an entire CAUGHT IN THE WEB column to our readers’
choices for favorite Web sites in the following categories: Web Site That
Makes Life Easier, Favorite Web Site To Shop From, Favorite Educational Web
Site, Best Web Site For Kids, Most Unique Web Site, and Small Web Site That
Makes A Big Impression.
us the Web site address, a description of the site and an explanation as to
why it appeals to you, your name, mailing address, and telephone number.
Submit this info via www.co-opliving.com
mail your information to: Cooperative
Living magazine, My Favorite Web Site Contest, P.O. Box 2340, Glen Allen, VA
your Web site is chosen, your name and hometown
will be printed in an upcoming issue of Cooperative Living’s CAUGHT
IN THE WEB column.