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. Kids & Conservation offers ways to get students thinking about protecting the environment with valuable information and resources that can open up your child's mind to the idea of energy efficiency.
The resources below will provide you with valuable information that can open up your child's mind to the idea of energy efficiency.
NJNG is proud to sponsor the Energy Hog, a nationwide energy-efficiency campaign launched by the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) and the Ad Council. The children’s section of the ASE Web site offers fun, interactive games and contests designed to help children understand the importance of saving energy. Adults can check out the energy facts, checklists and online home energy audit to help save energy and money, as well as enhance the comfort in their home. In addition, parents and teachers have access to resources and activities to help 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.
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this Web site brings to life the science and impact of climate change through animation. It also features games that help students, parents and teachers learn about what actions they can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Featuring characters from the movie based on the famous Dr. Seuss book, this is fun resource can help parents and teachers educate their children on the importance of protecting the environment. 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. Click here 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. Click here to visit the EERE site for interactive games, quizzes and projects for children and students.