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We are barely two weeks into the new year so let's keep the mindset going of making positive changes! As 2016 unfolds before us ripe with new and fresh possibilities, consider adopting an attitude of "every little bit helps." Even though a single green effort will not solve the world's environmental problems overnight, there is absolutely no harm in trying to make a small impact by embracing greener habits. Resolve to be more energy efficient this year, it can be contagious!
Now is the perfect time to make a resolution to save energy! Either
at school, work, home or anywhere, there are plenty of opportunities to make
small changes and these all add up to make a big difference.
Check out the
latest in LED and CFL bulbs, they are more esthetically pleasing than when
first introduced in the marketplace. There are so many color, size and shape
options available now.
Turn off your
lights manually rather than wait for a motion sensor to do it later.
Use a power
strip for your monitor, speakers and printer to turn these off when done at
your computer. Look for a “smart” power strip for even more energy savings.
Only use an
automatic door if needed so the doors don’t stay open too long allowing cold air
in and warm air to escape in winter (and vice versa in the summer).
Layer for the
temperature rather than adjust your thermostat, just a 2 degree adjustment
means a 2% energy savings.
phone or other electronic gadgets when they are finished charging.
Reduce, Re-use, Re-purpose, Recycle, and Remember to be a good steward of our natural resources.