A few months ago, I wrote about the energy exploits of Peter Troast (CEO of Energy Circle) and his family as their tweeted their energy use online. Troast got his whole family in on the energy saving action by contracting with his kids to play their part--they got 50% of the family's energy savings in cold hard cash.
That was all the incentive it took for Troast's teens to jump on the energy savings train. And I know the contract will have a similar effect on my entreprenurial 6 year old. Using Energy Circle's new free on-line tool--Moolah Maker--my family can record our monthly energy use, write contracts to define our energy use goals and share the financial savings from reduced energy use.
Let the energy savings begin.