Friday, November 30, 2012
Wondering how much that old fridge or television is really costing you? Thanks to the Energy Trust of Oregon, now you can find out. Hood River County Library District is now checking out Kill A Watt energy monitors, donated by the Energy Trust. A Kill A Watt can be used to measure how much energy is used by your electric devices at home such as refrigerators, microwaves, computers, battery chargers, TVs, lamps, media players, game consoles and cable set-top boxes.
Patrons who check out a Kill A Watt, which can be borrowed for one week, can also use the device to measure the “phantom” energy consumed by a device when it is turned off. Even when these devices are turned off, they still draw power as they wait in standby mode.
Using a Kill a Watt monitor is an easy first step toward informed energy use in your household.
For more information about the Kill a Watt monitors or to reserve one, contact Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535 or info@hoodriver
library.org, or visit hoodriverlibrary.org.
More information about Energy Trust of Oregon may be found at energytrust.org.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge