Earth Calendar for October 22nd and October 23rd
October is National Energy Action Month, when Americans are called up to work together to achieve greater energy security, a more robust economy, and a healthier environment for our children. When it comes to protecting water quality, most people don’t think about reducing energy use. But, energy used during the fall and winter for heating homes and businesses comes from power plants that emit nitrous oxides into the atmosphere. Nitrous oxides can contribute to nutrient pollution problems in local waterways when nitrogen falls back to earth with rain and snow.According to the Department of Energy, about 45 percent of home energy use is for space heating. Save money and energy this winter with these simple and inexpensive tips: Replace your furnace filter about once a month, or as needed. Schedule a maintenance check-up for your heating system. Turn down the thermostat. When you go to sleep or if you are away from home, turn down the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees. Doing this for eight hours will save 10 percent per year on heating bills. Learn more information about energy savings in your city or town at www.doe.gov
n Our Calendar: Celebrate Halloween at the Boone County Arboretum’s Children’s Garden, Saturday, October 27th from 5:00 -7:00 pm. The event will include face painting and FUN! No registration needed! Questions? Visit Boone County Arboretum's website.