Is Your Refrigerator Running?

By admin On August 3rd, 2020 in Uncategorized /

Well… forget about catching it and go ahead and unplug it and let OPPD give you $35 to haul it away.

The program starts today and will roundup nearly 1700 old but still running refigerators from customer’s homes in the OPPD service territory. For your fridge to comply, it needs to be sucking energy from the grid (working), and it must be a secondary unit.

Older refrigerators can use 3 or 4 times as much energy as a more recent EnergyStar model and cost you well over $100 a year to keep running. Damian Montez was the first customer to participate in the program today and he said his fridge, circa 1987, was costing him over $150 a year. Far too expensive and wasteful, just to keep some pop cold. Check out the video for more information from Damian as well as OPPD Vice President, Tim Burke.

Check out this page on OPPD.com to get more information on how to cut the cord on your fridge and get $35.
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Check Out Our New Stars!

By admin On July 26th, 2020 in Uncategorized /

Meet Joe and Pat Burke, the winners of our latest contest. They are brothers from Omaha, and we just had lunch with them today to plan out the next AimGreen Video. Look for it in the next couple of weeks.

For now, check out their entry video below - its great!

Submit your contest entry today!

By admin On July 16th, 2020 in Uncategorized /

Today is the final day of the contest!

If you haven’t made your entry yet, today is the day. Its extremely simple, just use the webcam on your computer and tell us what you are doing to Aim Green and why you will make a great youtube sensation!

We’ll be making our decision next week and the video with our new star will follow!

Green Contest Update

By admin On July 8th, 2020 in Uncategorized /

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for our contest is next week!  Its really simple to enter and we hope you all make it a tough decision to decide who to pick!

Here’s a quick example of the type of video you would be starring in. Remember, you just have to submit a quick 60 second clip of yourself talking to the camera about yourself. We’ll take care of the rest!

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To submit your entry video and for more details, check out the Green Contest tab above.

Contest: Star In Our Video!

By admin On July 1st, 2020 in Uncategorized /

Anyone and everyone can enter this contest. All you have to do is submit a video that is one minute or less in length. The video must showcase your personality while answering two simple questions.

1. What are you doing to go green?
2. What makes you a perfect YouTube sensation?

Upload you video today and fill out the simple submission form under the Green Contests tab. Don’t worry, we won’t even save your email, we just need something current to contact you with!

We will stop accepting entries in two weeks on Friday, July 16th at 11:59 p.m. A winner will be selected the following week and will be contacted upon announcement.
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Lighting Nutrition Facts

By admin On June 28th, 2020 in Uncategorized /

A new FTC regulation will add more information to your 2011 lighting purchases. The new information will be on the packaging and resemble food labels found on everything at the grocery store.

You’ll still be able to see the watts, or power consumption of the bulb you’re buying, but you’ll also get the lumens, or brightness, as well as the color temperature, how ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ the light your purchasing will look. Other useful information, like an estimated yearly cost of running the bulb and the estimated life of the bulb will be included.

The information will be standardized and easy to find on these new labels and should make purchasing greener lighting even easier.
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Pull the Plug on Your Second Fridge

By admin On June 17th, 2020 in Uncategorized /

Refigerators are one of the only appliances we consistently run throughout the year 24 hours a day. Tasked with the job of keeping our food cool, they consume a lot of energy.

So do you really need two?

Take a hard look at what you’ve got stacked away in your second and sometimes mostly forgotten fridge. Is it just a place where leftover food goes to die… or just keep your pop cold? Stick a couple cans in your main unit and replace them when you take one out.

And if you’re keeping your extra fridge in the garage, your making it work even harder, which costs you more through the summer months. So this weekend, go ahead and clean out last years thanksgiving turkey you were always going to make a soup out of and never did. Pull the plug, and never look back.

Throw the extra fridge on craigslist.com and you might find someone in need to give you a few bucks and hault it away.

Environment Day is Saturday, 6/5/10

By admin On June 4th, 2020 in Uncategorized /

How far would you go to commemorate the United Nations World Environment Day on Saturday, June 5?  100 miles?  50 miles? 10 miles?  How about just down to the Gene Leahy Mall in downtown Omaha?  That’s close for most, pretty easy to get to, and it will be a busy and fun place to be on Saturday.  The Green Omaha Coalition is sponsoring a variety of activities to celebrate World Environment Day, including a short program scheduled to begin about 11 a.m., followed by a walk open to all.  But wait…there’s more!  There will also be a number of booths open along 14th Street between Farnam and Douglas between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and attendees will be able to enter a drawing to win a great bicycle from GreenStreet Cycles.  OPPD people will be there as well, staffing booth right in front of the library and handing out information and free stuff for young and old, alike.  If you’d like even more info, check out www.omahaenvironmentday.com

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Beyond Power Drive

By admin On May 27th, 2020 in Uncategorized /

When we think of Power Drive, quite a few things come to mind. Engineering, design, excitement, creativity, and of course going green. This year, the students at Bancroft-Rosalie took their program one step further and made a fun video about their car and their program. Check it out and see if you recognize the spoof.

Thanks again to all the participants and volunteers that make Power Drive possible!
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Appliance Rebates Sweep Nebraska

By admin On May 24th, 2020 in Uncategorized /

The Nebraska Appliance Rebates will be available beginning July 2020. Go to the Nebraska Energy Office website and register to be notified when the rebates will be available. Similar programs in other states have shown that these rebates will go fast! Get on the list now for the best chance at receiving your rebate!

Eligible products include air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, refrigerators, clothes washers, and dishwashers. Check out the link for specific model details and eligibility.
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