FALLBROOK – Californians and people everywhere are increasingly aware of the negative effects climate change has on this planet. Progress has been made, but there is still more that can be done. As part of the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) “Flex Your Power” campaign, Mission Resource Conservation District is helping San Diego County residents decrease energy consumption while saving money.
Mission Resource Conservation District is hosting a pledge card drive to reduce household energy waste on Wednesday, October 29, at the grand opening of the Fallbrook Community Garden between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Attendees who pledge to conserve energy will receive a Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL). Flex Your Power offers tips on ways to save energy, money and the environment. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event but should RSVP to Beth Principe at (760) 728-1332.
The new community garden will afford Fallbrook residents the opportunity to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruits. Taking into account mounting concern about the high cost of food, a community garden is a great addition to Fallbrook. Growing produce locally saves money and the environment.
“The Flex Your Power campaign empowers utility customers to make simple changes in their everyday lives,” said Principe. “While these steps seem small, they make a big impact. Not only can they significantly lower energy bills, but they also create positive changes in our environment.”
Flex Your Power provides information on rebates to residents who purchase ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances and other energy-saving products such as insulation. For more information and energy-saving tips, residents can visit http://www.fypower.com or call (866) 431-FLEX.