... a focus on the home and the community ...
Energy Trek is a place for those that want to make a difference by saving energy in their home, their community and their world. Energy Trek will help you save energy in your home, and track energy saving progress of communities and public figures such as entertainers and politicians.
1 Making A Difference in Your Home ("Energy Trekkers")
How can you make a difference by saving energy in your home? We provide both an energy trekking roadmap that covers easy to comprehensive ways to save energy, and information and research on solutions you can buy.
a) An Easy Way to Make A Difference - Save Energy by Changing Bulbs:
If every household in the United States changed just one light bulb to a more energy efficient one - that would be the equivalent of taking 2 million cars off the freeway - now that's making a difference!
You can become a "Basic Light Trekker" by just starting to change out some bulbs in your home. If you want you can progress to Intermediate, Advanced and Even Extreme Light Trekking!
Convenience - Changing bulbs to newer energy efficient ones not only helps the energy problem, it also can be really convenient. KTLA's Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin talks about the convenience of not having to change bulbs for up to five years.
Joyce Aimee (head of a Los Angeles Talent Agency) and Justin Label (a partner focused on clean technologies at a Menlo Park VC firm), are examples of basic trekkers that talk about making a change with light bulbs. .
Learn more about being a "Basic Light Trekker" from this video of high school kids. Are you skeptical that fluorescent lights really save energy ? Watch them in the lab as they measure a normal "A19" bulb vs a CFL bulb and see the incredible difference for yourself.
Let others know about your light bulb changes by registering (age 13 and over) in the One Billion Bulbs (OBB) section of Energy Trek. Listen to the NPR interview of One Billion Bulbs founder - Brian Huyser
b) More Comprehensive Ways to Save Energy in Your Home
For those that want to make a difference beyond changing light bulbs in your home, Energy Trek provides a "Trekking Road Map" that covers home appliances, heating/cooling, transportation, and alternative energy (wind/solar). How can intermediate, advanced, and extreme trekkers can make a difference:
Debbie Levin (president of the Environmental Media Association) is an example of a solid intermediate energy trekker that has changed bulbs, drives a hybrid car, has energy efficient (energy star) appliances, and promotes energy efficiency. Watch her speak about energy conservation in her home (video) and why she thinks energy conservation is important (video). Learn more about intermediate energy trekking here.
Alexandra Paul (Lieutenant Stephanie Holden of the "Baywatch" tv series) started a high school energy club when she was 17. As she takes you into her home, you'll be amazed by her energy conservation measures. Find out (video) the reason for her motivation.
He authored the first legislation in North America to ban incandescent bulbs in February of 2007. California Assemblyman Lloyd Levine is fine when it comes to energy legislation but what do we see when he takes us for a tour of his home. As you will see, he goes considerably beyond basic trekking!
Jim Woolsey formerly with the Clinton and Carter administrations, is an example of a strong Advanced Energy Trekker. He's a big advocate of pluggable hybrid cars - and he also walks the talk by describing what energy measures he has adopted in his own home.
- we are looking for some examples of Extreme Trekkers! An extreme lighting trekker would be using 99% or more non- incandescent lighting (CF or LED) in their home. An extreme (overall) energy trekker would be off the grid (MOST of the time).
c) Information on Energy Conservation, Products, Technologies, Research
- Library of Light Bulb Legislation initiatives, Product information, Research results, New Technologies
2 Making a Difference in Your Community ("Energy Trek Leader")
Energy Trek supports "Energy Trek" community leaders in a number of different ways:
- For those that focus on Light Trekking our One Billion Bulbs programs support many different groups:
- School Groups
- See all the school and college groups here
- Learn about the NY 8th Grade Promotes Changing Bulbs in Bellmore and Soon across NY State
- CASE: Community Alliance to Save Energy - This is a initiative powered by Energy Trek in which multiple organizations in a area encourage and facilitate energy conservation and use of alternative energy.
- CASE/ Los Angeles - a program started in the summer of 2007 in conjunction with Green Ambassadors, Energy Trek, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power..
3 Public Figures - Making an "Energy" Difference in their Homes
- Sponsors of Legislation to Phase out Inefficient Lighting
- US Presidential Candidates
... more - learn why Pajamas Media started Energy Trek