Start a Slow Cooker Tradition

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on! Whether you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving celebration or you’re a seasoned pro, planning out your menu and mapping out when to put each dish in the oven is one of the big headaches of the holiday. This Thanksgiving, instead of...

Halloween is Coming, Watch Out for Power Vampires

As the sun sets sooner and the weather gets cooler, Halloween will soon be upon us. While we anticipate seeing scary creatures on Halloween, there is one creature that is with us year round and is very difficult to escape:  power vampires.  Power vampires are all...

A History of Electricity in Virginia

Virginia Energy Sense is charged with helping residents of the Commonwealth decrease their  electricity consumption 10% below 2006 levels by 2022. As this month is Energy Action Month, we are even more focused on helping Virginians meet this important goal. To kick...

As Leaves Begin to Fall, So Can Your Energy Bill

It seems like we were just dealing with the dog days of summer, but the weather has finally cooled off due to the change in seasons. Fall is the perfect time to do some projects around the house to make sure your home is operating as efficiently as possible. Below are...
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FREE FOR TEACHERS

Get your students energized about responsible energy use! In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, we’ve created fun, multi-day, Lesson plans to help you teach your students how to understand and conserve energy! They’re classroom-ready and free to use!