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!
The first electric car was built in 1891 by American inventor William Morrison.
A family of four does about 480 loads of laundry per year.
A dirty furnace filter can increase your energy bill by 15%!
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.
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!
Laptops use 20 watts of electricity in “sleep” mode.
Hospitals in the United States rank as some of the highest energy consumers in the world.
75% of the electricity used by electronics is used while they are turned off.
Every minute, enough sunlight hits the earth’s surface to supply the entire world’s energy demands for a year.
One wind turbine generates enough electricity to power 1,400 homes.
The energy market in the United States is the third-largest industry in the country.
A water-saving faucet saves over 1,000 gallons a year.
Google uses enough energy to continuously power 200,000 homes!
Energy Riddles and Jokes
What did the baby light bulb say to the mommy light bulb?
Where do light bulbs go shopping?
What do you call a light bulb at midnight?
Why did the electrical cords break up?