Several utility features demonstrated a concern for the community, one of 7 principles that guide cooperatives. Robin Howard highlighted an initiative to reconnect fathers with their children (PDF) in Marlboro County, South Carolina. In West Oregon, heroes built and saved a health center (PDF) to ensure access to medical services in their community. Christina Sawyer wrote about a volunteer-run museum (PDF) that’s still surprising White Pine, Nevada with hidden treasures.
June’s magazines are packed with energy efficiency and safety tips. Energy efficiency experts Patrick Keegan summarized how apps and technology can promote efficiency habits (PDF), while James Dulley cuts costs with better attic ventilation (PDF). Travis Hardy, energy management specialist at Northern Wasco PUD in Oregon, shared how consumers took advantage of rebate programs to lower bills (PDF) and increase energy efficiency awareness. In June’s Plugged In column, NRECA Senior Communications Advisor Derrill Holly explains how proper landscaping can help control energy costs (PDF). Pam Blair, assistant editor of Florida Currents, shared tips to avoid risks and reduce electrical injuries (PDF).
Make an impact with messages on the back page. Copper Valley Electric Association in Alaska and Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative in Oregon shared the results of recent elections (PDF). In Washington, Tanner Electric Cooperative and Parkland Light & Water Company informed consumers about incentives and rebates to reduce bills (PDF). Utilities like Lassen MUD in California and Golden Valley Electric Association in Alaska reminded consumers that utility poles are not bulletin boards (PDF).
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