Hi friends! My name is Tolby– that stands for “Turn Off Lights Behind You.” I’m a little different than those other fireflies because I love to save energy! When I first started flying around, I got tired quickly because it took too much energy to keep my light on. So I got a new light! My new light is called a “compact fluorescent light bulb” and like me, it has a shorter name: CFL. A CFL uses less energy so now I can fly around to visit my friends and stay bright for a long time without getting tired.
I like doing things that save energy because it helps keep the earth healthy – and it’s FUN! I like to help all my friends save energy too, so we can all be super energy savers together. My friends at the Minnesota Energy Challenge made me this fun website so I can tell my favorite stories about how to save energy and stay bright.
I would love to hear all of the ways that you are saving energy at home and school, with your family and friends. I also know that saving energy can be confusing sometimes. I love notes from all of my wonderful energy saving friends – so if you have any questions, you can email me at email@example.com!
Interested in Tolby Visiting your Classroom or Youth Group?
Tolby and the Energy Challenge Coordinator, Emma, love visiting groups to teach youth of all ages about the importance of saving energy. Visits are free and feature an entertaining presentation on energy efficiency, and playing an interactive energy efficiency game with the Tolby mascot. All visits include free Tolby materials for every participant. For more details and to schedule a visit, contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-335-5852. Check out the Tolby presentation FAQ!
Just a few of the fun and easy things you can do with your family, friends, and schools to save energy, money and the environment.