We believe educating young children about energy conservation will help them make informed energy choices throughout their lives – saving energy now and helping preserve our natural resources for years to come. The resources below will provide you with valuable information that can open up your child's mind to the idea of energy efficiency.
EPA Climate Change Kids Site
Horton Hears a Who Energy Guide
ENERGY STAR Kids
EERE Kids Saving Energy
NJNG is proud to sponsor the Energy Hog, a nationwide energy efficiency campaign launched by the Alliance to Save Energy and the Ad Council. The children’s section of the Web site offers fun, interactive games and contests designed to help children understand the importance of saving energy. Adults will find the energy facts, checklists and home energy audit helpful when looking for ways to conserve energy costs in their home. Many resources and activities are available to help parents and teachers encourage children to explore the world of energy and learn about energy conservation.
Teachers can use the following guides to incorporate energy efficiency into their classroom curriculum.
Families can use the Energy Hog Scavenger Hunt to find where the Energy Hog may be lurking in their home.
For more information about the program and to play the online games, visit www.energyhog.com.
The Energy Hog campaign is a program of the Alliance to Save Energy and the Ad Council. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, The Home Depot, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, numerous state energy offices and New Jersey Natural Gas to advance home energy efficiency.
The science and impact of climate change are brought to life through animation on this site, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The site also features games that help students, parents and teachers learn about what actions they can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Visit www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/.
Featuring characters from the new movie, based on the famous Dr. Seuss book, this is a fun resource both parents and teachers can use to educate their children. To download your FREE copy of this activity book, click here.
The ENERGY STAR label helps consumers to make wise choices about the products they buy. Now, with games, fun facts and animated characters, the ENERGY STAR Kids Web site is engaging children about energy efficiency at an early age. Visit www.energystar.gov/kids to learn more.
Kids Saving Energy, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), teaches children about renewable and alternative energy sources as well as how to save energy at home and at school. At the site, www.eere.energy.gov/kids/, you’ll find interactive games, quizzes and projects for children and students.