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Energy: Saving Energy and Energy Efficiency Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about saving energy and energy efficiency. Learn why energy conservation is important and what you can do to help use less energy. Includes information on how to buy energy efficient appliances, checklists, tips, and guidelines on energy conservation at home and school. There are also games, interactives, and classroom activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Energy: Renewable and Non-Renewable, Going Green, and Recycling.

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This site describes how energy is used by different sectors, households, industries, and transportation in the United States. Also, you can learn about ways to help use less energy by clicking on the "Using and Saving Energy" link in the navigation sidebar. There are games and activities.
What is the difference between energy efficiency and energy conservation? Learn about this and more on this U.S. government website.
Here is introductory information on how to save and conserve energy. Follow the link "Saving Energy" to find out different ways to conserve energy at home and school.
Click on each room, then click on a star to find tips on energy conservation.
Browse the appliance lists by categories to find appliances that meet ENERGY STAR qualified products.
Check out these eight tips for saving energy and money. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Here is up-to-date information on home energy savings from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy including home energy checklist, appliance disposal and recycling information, and more.
This full-color, illustrated PDF includes 25 recommendations for energy efficiency in buildings, lighting, transportation, industry, and other areas.
This 26-page PDF file has facts, games, and craft ideas to promote the practice of recycling, reusing, and reducing.
Teachers can download and print any of these ten energy worksheets for use in the classroom. The seventh PDF on the list, "Mission 7", is a unit on saving energy.
These websites are about energy resources, but renewable and non-renewable. You can find information on fossil fuels, solar power, wind power, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity, biomass energy, fuel cells, and nuclear power. There are statistics, experiments, videos, interviews with scientists, and lesson plans.
These sites provide resources and information on helping a school "go green". There is information on strategies to teach kids about going green and to help create a green school environment. There are also guidelines for schools to get started with the green school program and examples of best practices from other schools. Includes animations and interactive websites, lesson plans, and teaching resources. There are links to eThemes Resources on Recycling, Energy: Renewable and Non-Renewable, Earth Day, and Community Projects.
These sites have information on solid waste, composting, and recycling. Read about how paper and plastic are recycled. Includes online games and classroom project ideas. There are links to eThemes Resources on Earth Day and pollution.
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