Our houses leak, our light bulbs produce more heat than illumination, our big screen TV sets draw power when they are turned off, and that’s just the start of it. Combine that with the fact that the average size home built in the U.S. has increased significantly in recent decades—from 1,500-square-feet in 1970 to 2,600-square-feet in 2015—one can begin to see why energy costs are on the rise. The average U.S. household spends almost $2,600 annually on home energy bills, but utility customers can save money and cut energy consumption by 10-50 percent, merely by taking sensible, practical steps to use energy more efficiently.
To educate children about energy conservation and encourage artistic expression, Kissimmee Utility Authority is calling for entries in its 24th annual calendar art contest. Open to Osceola County students in kindergarten through fifth grade, the contest is designed to promote energy conservation among students and their families. We emphasize conservation through this initiative because research conducted by KUA shows that key conservation messages delivered early in life help establish a lifetime of good conservation practices.
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Deadline for entries is Friday, November 17, 2017.