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Bellingham Makes the Final Round!

Bellingham Included in Final Round of National Competition for Energy Savings. Over the past 3 years, communities across the country came together, in the spirit of friendly competition, to significantly raise the bar on energy efficiency in The Georgetown University Energy Prize hosted by Georgetown University, and the top 10 finalists were announced today. The energy competition that had Kilowatt... Read More

Thank You Bellingham!

  What a year it’s been! From Food Bank tabling to local brewery Energy Prize Happy Hours, the Year of Energy Awards to the big Saving Energy Earth Day party at Boundary Bay Brewery, Solarize Whatcom to Kilowatt Kitty showing up all over the City – at the Farmers Market, Downtown Sounds, businesses around town, and on the side of... Read More

Kilowatt Kitty Tee-Shirt Giveaway!

  After taking stock of all the Kilowatt Kitty swag we have left we’ve noticed a good sized pile of tee-shirts… We’d like to do a few giveaways before the holidays hit so here we go! The first giveaway will be for our kid-sized tees. We’ve got two smalls, three mediums, and three larges (one tee per family/post) for you!  Head... Read More

10 Ways to Save When its Cold Out!

  Oh the weather outside is frightful…or at least the temperatures are! To keep utility costs down while staying cozy, consider trying some of the tips below: Let the sun in! When it’s clear and cold, open up curtains on south-facing windows to bring free heat into your home. Make sure to close your windows as the sun goes down though,... Read More

Congrats to the Bike Giveaway Winner!

  Help us congratulate the Bellingham Energy Prize bike giveaway winner Renee! A Bellingham resident for many years, her and her husband have been super supporters of the Bellingham Energy Prize. They do all they can to save energy at home and are now thinking of making bike trips downtown for lunch part of their regular routine. Renee got to... Read More

Top ten Thanksgiving energy-saving tips

  It’s that time of year! Cooking, hosting, making sure your home is perfectly warm and cozy… We wanted to share our top ten Thanksgiving energy-saving tips, from the Edison Institute, for you and yours so you’re not gobbling up too much energy this week: 1) If a large group of people is expected for dinner, lower the thermostat a... Read More

Energy Year Celebration honors people, partners, and projects of the Bellingham Energy Prize

  Kilowatt Kitty joined over 100 Bellingham Energy Prize supporters and partners to celebrate the campaign’s successes and accomplishments over the last four years. Energy Awards were given to the incredible partners, projects, and people involved in the campaign and the winner of the Trek bike drawing was announced! The Bellingham Energy Prize has generated enormous community participation, with over... Read More

Air filters: a boring appliance part OR an incredible energy saver?

  It’s time for our November energy saving tip! This month it’s all about furnace filters, which at first glance might seem like a super boring topic, BUT it turns out they are incredible – a key component to energy savings and home comfort. So, as temperatures begin to tip one of the first things you might want to do is... Read More

5 Things One Bellingham Family is Doing to Save Energy!

  As part of the Bellingham Energy Prize, and creating a unique energy savings plan for your home, we’ve asked everyone to pick 5 things you can do to save energy at home. We’ve heard lots of feedback from you about the things you’ve chosen to do, everything from taking shorter showers to insulating their attic. Today we wanted to share... Read More

Finish home weatherizing, the final installment!

More weatherization, you gotta be kitten me! We just want to make sure to cover all the weatherization basics, remember it can be the biggest and best way to save energy and money while its chilly out. We hope the last few blog posts have gotten you jazzed about all the potential energy saving you can do this winter –... Read More