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New energy-saving initiative banks on kids

Original post made on Aug 5, 2011

Can kids teach their parents how to save energy? That's the idea behind a "schools outreach" program to be launched this fall by the Palo Alto Utilities Department.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 5, 2011, 9:51 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Just got the latest rate increase memo, a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:54 am

I'm all in favor of conserving energy.
However, the way things have been going in Palo Alto as soon as we use less we're going to be charged a whole lot MORE. They need to get the proper incentives lined up.


Posted by David Pepperdine, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2011 at 11:07 am

The Utilities Department (CPAU) has discovered that less is more.
The less you use, the more they raise their rates.
And don't even get me started on water rates.

Utilities is the end run around Prop 13. But you'd never hear our elected officials admit it.


Posted by jardins, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I'd been assuming that schools were already educating kids--and thereby also their parents--about energy conservation, as well as reusing before recycling. Ohlone School (part of the PAUSD)has been doing this for years (my sons went there and now are in college).


Posted by Annie, a resident of Terman Middle School
on Aug 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Great idea. Parents tend not to be as worried about the environment as their children. And for good reason!


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