What You Can Do
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Here are a few things you can do today to help save energy and our planet:

  • Turn off lights, the TV, and other electronics when you're done with them
    • don't waste energy on an empty room -- save it!
  • Unplug cell phone charger from the wall when your phone is done charging
    • chargers waste energy when nothing is connected to them
  • Turn off ceiling fan when you leave the room
    • ceiling fans only cool people, not the room
    • set your fan to spin to the left (counter-clockwise) in summer, and set it to the right (clockwise) in the winter
  • Unplug appliances you're not using
    • this avoids unnecessary energy use
  • Use compact fluorescent(CFC) bulbs in lamps and fixtures
    • they use less energy, create less heat, and last much longer than typical incandescent bulbs
  • Set your computer's power management features to conserve energy
    • remember the monitor, too
  • Use products with the Energy Star label
    • Energy Star products use less energy than others
  • Open doors to the outside only as long as necessary
    • hot and cool air escape quickly -- don't let it get away
  • Make sure windows and doors close and seal completely
    • tell your parents if you hear or feel air flowing from closed doors and windows
  • Use both sides of a piece of paper before throwing it away
    • it takes energy and natural resources to make paper, so don't waste it
  • Keep air vents clear so the air can flow freely into your room
    • it takes less energy to pump air into your room when the vents aren't blocked
  • Turn the water offwhile brushing your teeth
    • water is precious and takes energy to clean it, so don't waste it
  • Walk or ride a bikeinstead of taking a car or bus
    • remember, vehicles burn fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming -- the less we use, the better.
  • Recycle paper, plastic, glass and cans
    • the more we reuse things, the less damage we do to our planet
  • Pick up litter
    • help keep our planet green and clean
  • Talk to your friends and family about saving energy
    • more energy saved means a healthier planet for all of us


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