Energy Hog Program

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The Energy Hog Program provides energy education tools to the people who influence the lives of the next generation: teachers. The Energy Hog, a dastardly character who represents wasted energy, makes learning about energy fun. Saving energy lessens our dependence on foreign oil, improves health, preserves our environment and reduces our energy bills. The Energy Hog campaign offers educators free resources to bring energy education in the classroom to save energy while helping students build vital real-world skills.

Learning about energy is fun when you include energy hogs! The Energy Hog Challenge is a set of classroom activities that guide children through lessons about different sources of energy, how we use energy at home, and how to bust energy hogs to save energy. It covers the subject areas of Science, Math, Technology, Language Arts and Social Studies, and meets national learning standards and is designed for grade levels 2-6.

When children become Official Energy Hog Busters, they will:

  • Learn good energy-saving habits
  • Bring their lessons home to help their families save money by reducing home energy bills
  • Protect natural resources for future generations

    Reducing energy use is an effective way to help cash-strapped schools funnel more money into the classroom instead of the local utility. Just as important, the concept of energy efficiency provides multidisciplinary learning opportunities in math, science, and language arts.

    Educators can download and copy the Energy Hog Challenge, a set of classroom activities and lessons that teach where energy comes from, how we use energy, and why it's important to conserve. In addition, the Challenge offers several activities for the classroom and at home to get students working with their parents to evaluate the energy-saving potential for their own homes.

    You can also schedule a real, live Energy Hog visit to your school or educational event. To schedule a live presentation from the Energy Hog - complete with a fully costumed Energy Hog - contact Alliance Education Senior Associate, Aaron Stainthorp at

    For more educational resources, visit the Energy Hog website at

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    Alliance to Save Energy
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    Target Audience: 
    Grades Pre K-6
    Grades 7-9
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    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
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    Alliance to Save Energy
    1850 M Street, NW
    Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20036

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