Camp Counselor: Today, let’s take turns and tell how we can help to conserve energy in our homes.
Camper 1: I know a good way. My mom doesn’t use her clothes dryer as much as she used to. She uses a new solar energy device called a clothesline and hangs her laundry outside to dry in the sunshine.
Camper 2: My dad said that if we filled a plastic bottle with water and put it in the tank in the bathroom, it would cut down on the amount of water used for flushing.
Camper 3: Did you know that if you take showers you use a lot less water than if you take baths? Mom even uses a timer, and we have learned to take 3-minute showers at our house.
Camper 6: (Starts to slowly fall asleep.)
Camper 4: We keep the drapes closed on summer days and keep them open for light and warmth in the winter.
Camper 5: We keep the damper in our fireplace closed whenever we aren’t using it. If it’s left open in the winter, the warm air in the house escapes up the chimney and that’s a waste.
Camper 6: (Is now completely asleep)
Camp Counselor: Johnny, do you have anything to add about saving energy? (She turns to see that he is fast asleep.) I guess Johnny is the best energy saver of us all!