May 19, 2016

Bike Week

Bike To School Week @ Jackman

May 29 - June 3, 2016

Have you heard?  Biking to school is cool - very cool.  It’s great exercise.  It’s eco-friendly.  (No cars!)  And of course,  it's a whole lot of fun!   Woo hoo!

So you know what that means... Jackman is hosting another Bike To School Week!  It’s a week to celebrate biking and encourage more people to get involved.   So what are you waiting for?   Let's get biking!

Come to school early (8:00 – 8:40am) to join in these special Bike Week activities...
Monday morning... Stickers!  Bikers will receive a special bike sticker to celebrate biking. 

Tuesday morning... Breakfast! – Bikers will be rewarded with a small breakfast treat.

Wednesday morning... Decorations! - Come to school early to decorate your bike.

Thursday morning... Bike Safety!    Bikers will receive a free book about bike tips and bike safety. 
Friday morning... Prizes!  Enter our draw to win some great bike prizes.  Cross your fingers!   It might be your lucky day!
Let's celebrate!   Biking to school has never been better!    

May 16, 2016

Bike To School Week

Coming soon to Jackman, it's...

Bike To School Week!!!   

Just 2 weeks away... May 30 - June 3.  Join us each morning as we celebrate biking.   Stay tuned for a list of bike week events.

Biking is convenient way to get around.  It's good exercise.  It's an eco-friendly alternative to driving a car.   Best of all, it's a whole lot of fun!   Let's celebrate!

Of course, you don't have to wait for Bike to School Week... you can bike to school today (and every day)!  

May 15, 2016

Ideas to Make Your Home ENERGY Efficient

Saving ENERGY is everybody's responsibility.   And it's not hard.  Are you looking for some ideas to save energy, or maybe  some ideas to save a little $$$ on your energy bill?  Well, you're in the right place.  

Here are some tips for you:

1. Beware of phantom energy.   Unplug your electronic appliances and devices when not in use. 

2. Don’t put hot food in the fridge.  Cooling it down in the fridge wastes energy.

3. Remember to turn the lights off when you leave the room.   It's easy.   Just make it a habit.

4. Ask yourself, do I really need the lights on?   Maybe you can use daylight from the windows instead.

5. Turn down the heat at night.  You’re fast asleep under the covers, so you don’t need it.

6. Turn down the heat or air conditioning whenever you leave the house.   You don’t need it when no one’s home.

7. When you put your clothing in the washer, use cold water instead of hot water to save energy.   Similarly, take short showers instead of baths.  Less hot water = less energy.

8.  Don’t use the washer or the dishwasher unless you’ve got a full load.

9.   Have you changed your lightbulbs lately?  The new LED lights use a lot less electricity.   Get some soon.

10.  If you go shopping for electronics or refrigerators or other appliances, consider buying energy efficient models.