Direct Energy Buzz July 5 Edition

Happy Friday! How was your Fourth of July? We hope you found ways to reduce your use during your holiday celebrations. As you head into the weekend, enjoy the outdoors but remember to protect yourself from the heat by slathering on the sunscreen, wearing a hat and drinking lots of water (from reusable a water bottle of course!).

On Monday, we celebrated Canada by sharing some of our favorite eco-friendly grilling tips. What’s your favorite meal to cook on the grill?

We shared some great news for Central Illinois on Tuesday as we announced the first ever Central Illinois Volunteer Citizen of the Year. Congratulations to Quinton Brown!

On Wednesday, we gave our readers a few ways to make their Fourth of July red, white, blue AND green! Did you celebrate your independence from energy zombies? We hope so.

Today’s Hot Job really should be called “Hot Jobs!” We’ll be at the Phoenix Job Fair on July 15. If you’re looking for work, check us out. For jobs outside of Arizona, visit

And now for your summer energy tip of the week! If you’re hitting the road for a summer vacation don’t forget to turn that air conditioner off! There’s no need to keep your home cool if no one is home. For more tips, click here.