Reduce Energy Consumption by 20-30% – Save $2.8 Billion

Saving $2.8 billion and reducing energy consumption by 20-30% represent a tremendous success. Energy Education clients celebrate success like this everyday – Totally more than $2.8 billion in utility costs over the last 26 years and significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

“We help our clients manage more than $1 billion in annual utility costs. Most of that money is from public funds and every penny is essential. Our engineers and consultants help clients identify ways to cut 20, 30, 40 percent and more from previous energy use — that saves those public funds. It saves natural resources by reducing CO2 emissions. It has a ripple effect. Because our clients can do more with the funds they have, they can better serve their communities.” said Dr. Randy Hoff, Energy Education’s Chief Executive Officer.

Utility cost is one of the biggest expenses for many organization. The price of electricity, natural gas, heating oil and water have steadily increased over the past few years. Energy Education help’s organization not only rind green solutions, but saves organizations money. Energy Education implements comprehensive organizational-based energy conservation programs in schools, colleges, and universities. Recently, one of Energy Education’s clients, a school district in Sioux Falls, SD, not only saved money, but was also able to give teachers a small raise. The school district is expecting to be give an even bigger raise at the end of next year.

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Healthy Living: Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Salmon

If you are looking for a healthy meal, one of my favorite healthy meals is roasted Brussels  sprouts, salmon, and potatoes. One of the reasons why I enjoy this healthy option is because there is little prep work and it only take about 10-15 min to cook.

Brussels sprouts – Set the oven for 450 degrees. Trim and cut the sprout into halves. Then place the Brussels sprouts on top of baking sheet and light cover with olive oil. Use about a 1/2 tablespoon of salt and 1/4 tablespoon of pepper.

Salmon – Place the salmon in the middle of the Brussels spouts. Lightly season the salmon with salt and pepper and then place the pan into the oven.

Optional – Use a large clove a garlic, either divide it or slice it up, and place it in the pan. You can all has a touch of oregano.  On the salmon, you have the option to squeeze lemon to give the salmon some extra flavor.

Potatoes – Cut potatoes into about 1 inch chunks, place cold water with salt in a stove-top pan, and boil. Once the potatoes get soft begin to mash the potatoes with your fork. Place butter and chopped garlic on top of the potatoes and stir.

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Cookies for Charity

We’ve all heard the saying “cooked with love,” but at Connie’s Bakery and General store, the saying “cooked with love,” is taken quite literally. The bakery donates 100% of its profits to charity.  Founded by successful attorney, entrepreneur, senior business executive and philanthropist, Connie Milstein, in 2005 people say Connie’s Bakery is like “Grandma’s Kitchen.

Connie said, “What I have tried to do is what my father always told me – find a niche where people are not doing what needs to be done and try to fill it.”

Connie believes in the principal of giving back to the country that has given so much to her. Connie is a Board member of Blue Star Families, and she actively works to support military families. “Adopt a Base” program that honors military families with special events and treats for children.

Connie’s Bakery and General Store has everything from your favorite old fashion cookies, cupcakes, cake, to gift baskets. Executive Pastry Chef Simeon Manber runs the entire baking operation everyday. Chef Simeon studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and he brings with him the most delicious deserts – A true work of art. Chef Simeon is compassionate about helping other, which makes him the perfect man to run this charitable operation.

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