While it’s warm now, temperatures are about to drop and energy bills will skyrocket. What can you do to keep your family warm, while saving money?
This February 4th, the Staying Cozy/Saving Money Family Energy Fair will help local homeowners and renters learn about the simple things they can do to reduce their energy use while saving money and the environment.
“Everyone wants to stay warm during winter, but not many people realize they can do this without impacting the environment or their pocketbooks,” said Susan Schwarz, a member of the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council. “There are many quick and easy tips, and long-term investments, that families can utilize to save money in 2012.”
Information on lowering your electricity and heating bills will be presented by Con Edison, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), local contractors and Westchester-based organizations. There will also be tips for the whole family on saving gas, lowering waste, gardening, hiking & biking.
The event will be informational and entertaining for both adults and kids. Jilly Puppets will be performing with her puppets. There is a chance for kids to use a pedal-a-watt bicycle which will demonstrate just how much energy it takes to brighten a lightbulb. Flying Fingers will also hold a knitting workshop at noon for children and their parents. Refreshments will be available for all.
The fair will take place on Saturday, February 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John Paulding School gym located at 154 North Broadway.
The fair is being organized by the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Committee and the Sleepy Hollow Environmental Advisory Committee and is being sponsored by the EPTA.
To see a pedal-a-watt in action, visit:
For More Information Contact:
Sean Roach – Sleepy Hollow Environmental Advisory Committee
Susan Schwarz – Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Committee