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Learning to Save Together

Learning to Save Together

Saving energy can be fun for all ages. Use our collection of resources and games to engage in energy-saving activities.

The Electric Universe

Everyone from young students to teachers, homeowners and company trainers will find information and games on electrical safety, energy conservation, electricity and more at The Electric Universe website.

Louie the Lightning Bug Booklets

Safety booklets and teaching kits featuring the safety spokesbug Louie the Lightning Bug are available for students, teachers and youth group leaders who live or work in I&M’s service area. Learn about electrical safety by ordering Louie the Lightning Bug safety booklet or teaching kits.

Fun Facts about Energy

Check out these fun and interesting facts about energy!

Fun Fact #1

Google uses enough energy to continuously power 200,000 homes!

Fun Fact #2

U.S. taxpayers spend more than $6 billion per year on energy for the country’s K-12 schools. That’s more than the cost of textbooks and computers combined.

Fun Fact #3

One wind turbine generates enough electricity to power 1,400 homes.

Fun Fact #4

Hospitals in the United States rank as some of the highest energy consumers in the world.

Fun Fact #5

75% of the electricity used by electronics is used while they are turned off.

Fun Fact #6

The energy market in the United States is the third-largest industry in the country.

Fun Fact #7

A water-saving faucet saves over 1,000 gallons a year.

Fun Fact #8

A family of four does about 480 loads of laundry per year.

Fun Fact #9

When the Time’s Square ball in New York City was converted to LED lighting, 9,576 LED lights replaced the 600 original incandescent bulbs. The new ball is now twice as bright as the old one, but it uses only as much energy as a regular-size stove or oven!

Fun Fact #10

A dirty furnace filter can increase your energy bill by 15%!

Fun Fact #11

The first electric car was built in 1891 by American inventor William Morrison.

Fun Fact #12

Laptops use 20 watts of electricity in “sleep” mode.

Fun Fact #13

Every minute, enough sunlight hits the earth’s surface to supply the entire world’s energy demands for a year.

Energy Riddles and Jokes

What did the baby light bulb say to the mommy light bulb?

“I love you watts and watts!”

What do you call a light bulb at midnight?

A night light.

Where do light bulbs go shopping?

The outlet stores.

Why did the electrical cords break up?

There was no spark between them.
Power Rewards: Smart Thermostat

Earn bill credits and get $25 by allowing your smart thermostat to automatically adjust your air conditioner when energy demand is high.

Energy-saving Products

Rebates on energy-saving products.