The Arcata Green Team is comprised of students in the Engr370 Energy, Technology and Society class at Cal Poly Humboldt. The goal of the first ever Green Team was to provide the City of Arcata with informational/inspirational videos and webpages on home energy use and retrofits. The Spring 2011 Arcata Green Team focused on energy retrofits, for renters, that pay themselves back during the time of a one year lease. The Arcata Green Team is very proud to present the pages below and the Phantom Menace video.
Phantom Menace Video[edit | edit source]
Statistics from video[edit | edit source]
The Arcata Green Team saved Danielle's house 920 kWh of energy, and 8,900 gallons of water, per year. That is 2 months of electric bills, and 500 kegs worth of water, every year! If every renter in the following saved the same it would provide for the following:
|If all renters in ____ Changed:||It would provide energy for||It would provide water for|
|Arcata||brewing 50 million cups of coffee every year||drawing 780 thousand baths every year|
|Humboldt County||the electricity for 3,100 averages houses||filling a football field sized lake, 400 ft deep|
|California||replacing one small nuclear power plant||filling three Ruth lakes|
|U.S.A.||all of the electricity for Jamaica, El Salvador, Haiti and Ireland||quenching the thirst of a quarter of the world population|
More Resources![edit | edit source]
The Arcata GreenTteam took the lead on creating the following pages to get you started, or keep you going, on saving energy:
- Observational Home Energy Assessment - Assessment to understand home energy consumption and how to reduce it.
- Humboldt County energy services - Energy saving programs that provide equipment and services designed to reduce consumption.
- Humboldt County organizations working on energy issues - Contact information for important Humboldt County organizations working on energy issues.
- Examples of work on Energy Focused, Community Based Social Marketing from other communities.
Spring 2011 Team[edit | edit source]
The Spring 2011 team consisted of: Devin Fredericksen, Devan Hemmings, Deidre Russell, Luke Pedersen, Kristi Morton, Megan Green, Mitch Girard, Michelle Dudley, Thorin Somers, Danielle Burkhart, John Hackett