Swindlers are adding a new twist to their efforts to pry money from electric cooperative members: They’re demanding that members meet them away from the co-op office and pay overdue bills in person. Although this new approach has not been reported locally, we are alerting members that it is happening in other parts of the county. To read more, click here.
Operation Cool Shade Partnership Successful
Along with the City of Bullhead City, Mohave Electric Cooperative sponsors Operation Cool Shade giving members the opportunity to purchase low cost trees to help them save energy dollars. Tree pick up day, for trees purchased in September, was held Saturday, November 1st, at the Bullhead City Public Works department. The joint effort between MEC and the City of Bullhead City demonstrates the benefits of public and private partnerships. By working together, our entire community benefits.
Trees help beautify our city as well as help save energy. Shade trees can lower the outside wall temperature of a home or building which in turn can lower cooling costs by up to 20% in just a few years! The energy you don’t use doesn’t need to be generated, which is good for the environment. Trees and their root structure also help prevent soil erosion.
Operation Cool Shade tree sales are held yearly in September. Tree varieties offered are recommended as being well-suited for our climate by the Master Gardeners of Bullhead City, in association with University of Arizona College of Agriculture, and the horticulture professionals of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery.
For more information about Operation Cool Shade, planting trees and power line safety while planting, click on Energy Solutions then Operation Cool Shade.
Photo caption: Tyler Carlson, Mohave Electric Cooperative Chief Executive Officer, presents Mayor Jack Hakim, a 2015 Operation Cool Shade t-shirt. Sheila Betts, Executive Assistant for the City of Bullhead City (left), and Carlos Tejeda, MEC Board Director (right), were on hand as volunteers.
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Rebate Program - Mohave Electric members may receive a $35 rebate for recycling their old refrigerator(s)/freezer(s) including FREE removal, with our new Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Rebate Program. Our partnership with JACO Environmental, an appliance recycler, offers members an effective way to responsibly recycle old refrigerator(s)/freezer(s). Recycling lowers utility bills, improves energy conservation, and provides a safer environment. For information on eligibility and program requirements click on Energy Solutions then Refrigerator/freezer recycling rebate program or click on the graphic to the left.
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