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April 22 marks the 45th celebration of Earth Day. During the spring of 1970, rallies across the country called for more attention to protecting the environment. If you measure the success of that cause by increases in energy efficiency, the results have been remarkable.


76 volunteer linemen from America’s electric cooperatives travelled around the globe to bring light to rural communities, making a profound difference in developing countries. 


Are you considering adding a solar photovoltaic energy system to your home to generate electricity? If so, a new, free guide you can download online or pick up at your local electric cooperative can help you make an informed decision.

Click here for more energy-saving tips from the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Iowa!

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Energy-Saving Tip of the Week

Is something in your home fooling your thermostat?

Keep lamps, TVs and other heat-producers away from the thermostat.


Co-op Cooks: Recipe of the Week

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