Earth Calendar for May 29th and May 30th

May 29, 2013


Ceiling fans can bring numerous energy saving benefits to the home.


 Most ceiling fans use only about as much power as a 100 watt light bulb. When used properly, ceiling fans can save the consumer money in utility bills in both the winter and summer months.During warm weather, a ceiling fan offers the greatest energy saving benefits when run in a counter clockwise direction. While a ceiling fan does not necessarily lower the room temperature, it does make the room feel cooler by providing a circulatory breeze. If the outside temperature is not too high, you might be able to achieve a comfortable environment by turning off the HVAC all together, by opening a few windows and allowing the ceiling fan to circulate warm air outdoors. Effective circulation can make you feel up to 8 degrees cooler and reduce air conditioning bills up to 40%. For optimal performance, the blades of your ceiling fan should be between 7-9 feet above the floor and 10 – 12 inches below the ceiling.For maximum energy saving benefits, you might consider an Energy Star ceiling fan. These fans circulate an average of 15% more air than other ceiling fans without sacrificing style or attractiveness. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.


On Our Calendar: Dater Montessori presents "Powered by NATURE" CAMP for kids ages 5 – 11. Kids will learn how to harness the sustainable forces of Nature, EARTH-AIR-FIRE (Sun)-WATER while having great outdoor fun. Campers enjoy composting, gardening, crafts, activities, songs, stories and games in a nurturing, ‘nature’-ing environment. June 3th - 7th. For more information and registration please call (513)513-675-2059 or email