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It is so hard to believe that I am bringing you the final post for this year’s Project Envolve campaign. This has been such an incredible journey over the course of the past year. I have learned so much from all the missions that I have been involved in.
If I had to pick my favorite mission, I am not sure that I can. Each one was a wealth of information that can help you and the rest of your family save on energy costs in your home. I know that our utilities bill has been dramatically reduced, just by taking some simple tips given to us by the Project Envolve staff and putting them into our daily routines.
Summer is rapidly approaching, and that means a lot of fun, traveling, and so much more. One of my goals for this Summer is to be prepared for anything that may come our way. Most people are familiar with having a Winter emergency kit. But did you know that it is just as important to have a Summer one as well? You just need to adapt your supplies towards Summer activities.
Some things you want to consider for your Summer emergency kit:
- A high quality portable charging block. Power outages can occur during the Summer months as well. By having portable charging block, you can charge phones in order to make emergency phone calls.
- Bottled water. Dehydration during the Summer months can happen really quickly. Stay hydrated.
- A cooling towel. Using a cooling towel can help prevent heat stroke in you and your family. Plus they feel great!
- Sunscreen and aloe vera lotion. If you are stuck somewhere and your only option is to walk, make sure you use sunscreen. And if someone happens to get burned, the aloe vera can help soothe burned and irritated skin.
- Have a self-powered radio and flashlight. In the event of a natural disaster, these can help keep you informed and safe.
So what does the emergency kit have to do with saving energy? Being prepared for anything is always the best way to save your resources, and your hard earned money.
What I have learned from Project Envolve:
Some other key things to remember when planning travel during the Summer months:
- You can make your home energy efficient while you are away during the Summer months. Just click on the picture to read more about it:
- Don’t let your kitchen get too hot during the Summer months. If you keep it at a reasonable temperature, you won’t have to crank up the A.C. See these two posts to find out how you can keep your kitchen full of tasty meals without turning on the oven:
Psst: This post contains a tasty recipe! Just click on the post above to get it!
- Use your slow cooker! Not only does it save energy, but you don’t need to be slaving over a hot and energy-hogging stove. I have included another tasty recipe!
- Learn ways to beat the heat by using your home’s resources in the correct manner!
I have to say that I learned so much from that mission. Just by using some blackout drapes, vent deflectors, and proper fan settings, my Summer utility bill was really manageable because I didn’t have to have my air conditioning constantly running!
So I hope that you learned some great things that you can use in your own home. Simple steps can lead to BIG savings!
I want to thank Project Envolve and PPL Electric Utilities for sponsoring this amazing project! I know that I have learned a great deal, and look forward to participating in future missions! For even more amazing ideas, be sure to check out the PPL Electric Utilities Pinterest board!