Why is my school participating in the El Paso Electric LivingWise Program?
Your teacher has elected to participate in the El Paso Electric LivingWise Program. The program will help you learn to be energy and water wise! This can help you and your family to know how and when to use energy so you can begin to save.
What is the El Paso Electric LivingWise Program?
The El Paso Electric LivingWise Program was developed to teach students easy ways to use energy more efficiently in their homes. Program content supports and can be easily integrated into 6th grade Texas (TEKS) Academic State Standards and 5th grade New Mexico Academic State Standards.
Who is El Paso Electric?
El Paso Electric serves approximately 400,000 customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico. For more information on El Paso Electric, click here.
Is there a cost to participate in the El Paso Electric LivingWise Program?
There is no cost to you, your child’s teacher, or your school district to participate in the El Paso Electric LivingWise Program. Resource Action Programs® develops and implements the El Paso Electric LivingWise Program on behalf of El Paso Electric.
What is included in the El Paso Electric
The El Paso Electric LivingWise Program comes complete with a teacher book filled with lesson plans and engaging activities that can be used inside and outside of the classroom. Each teacher and student will receive an individual Student Guide, Student Workbook, and an El Paso Electric LivingWise Kit. The kit includes energy efficient products that will help students implement classroom lessons at home. Kit items include:
- One 23-watt CFL (New Mexico only)
- Two 9-watt LED Light Bulbs
- High Efficiency Showerhead
- Kitchen Faucet Aerator
- Bathroom Faucet Aerator
- Digital Thermometer
- Flow Rate Test Bag
- Installation Videos
- Much More!
Why should my family participate in the El Paso Electric LivingWise Program?
Everyone can learn how to use energy more efficiently at home. You can discover new ways to improve your savings and minimize the impact you have on our environment. Install the items in your LivingWise Kit today and see how it can reduce your energy bill.
What does my family need to do?
Participating in the LivingWise Program is fun and easy. Each student will be given a Student Workbook with explanations on what to do, and a LivingWise Kit, which includes products that utilize the latest efficiency technologies. Install the products together with your child and help them complete the homework assignments. When your child returns the completed workbook, he or she will receive a wristband and a Certificate of Achievement!
How do I install the products provided in the El Paso Electric LivingWise Kit?
To learn how to install the products provided in the El Paso Electric LivingWise Kit, take out the installation DVD found in the kit and insert it into a DVD player, or click here.
Can I get another El Paso Electric LivingWise Kit?
One kit is available to each student.
How is the information in the Student Surveys used?
The information provided by your student is used to measure the knowledge gained by program participants, gauge the effectiveness of the program activities, gather demographic data, and estimate overall energy savings that are reported to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The information requested in the surveys in no way connects us with your private account information and cannot be used for any other purposes than those described above.
What other money-saving opportunities does El Paso Electric offer?
El Paso Electric has a variety of energy efficiency programs to help you save energy and money. Check your parent pack inside your El Paso Electric LivingWise Kit for more information, or click here.
What do I do if a CFL breaks?
Due to the small amount of mercury a CFL contains, we recommend you take some simple precautions when cleaning up a broken CFL. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for up-to-date instructions on how to properly dispose of a broken CFL.
How and where can I recycle my LED Light Bulbs?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that CFL light bulbs be recycled when they are no longer in use. When the CFL is no longer in use, replace it with a new LED Light Bulb. Locally, CFL light bulbs can be recycled for free at various participating retailers, recycling or solid waste centers. To find out where to take old light bulbs you can visit Earth911.com for more information.