The Alliance to Save Energy has started a fun program that warns young people about energy waste (Maybe you’ve seen the ads on T.V.). By clicking on energyhog.org students can train to become a Hog Buster through completing online games and taking a survey of their own home. The site is extremely well made and the interactive games are a blast to play, not to mention the content is completely free! This may be the only way to have kids explore the floor plan of a home and actually enjoy it.
Energy Hog provides plenty of adult content as well. Here is their “Ultimate Checklist to Lower Bills” and “Energy Fact Sheet”. The site even provides educators with classroom activities, posters, and information on how to have an Energy Hog visit their school.
Again, the program was initiated by the Alliance to Save Energy a well established environmental group.
“Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. The Alliance to Save Energy supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and advocates energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to society and individual consumers, and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate. To carry out its mission, the Alliance to Save Energy undertakes research, educational programs, and policy advocacy, designs and implements energy-efficiency projects, promotes technology development and deployment, and builds public-private partnerships, in the
U.S. and other countries.”
Are you a Hog Buster Yet?